NEWS & INSIGHTS

The LSI network has expanded in 2021 with advances in research, additions to the team, new and renewed partnerships, and lots of engaging content for student and the public. In 2021 we were able to grow the team and add some key players to our board of advisors.

Recent News

Recent News

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AWARDS & HONORS

Dr. Harold “Sonny” White was presented with another milestone being selected by the AIAA for its Class of 2022 Associate Fellows! This distinguished group of individuals exemplify passion and dedication to advancing the aerospace profession.

Each of them was selected because of their significant and lasting contributions to the field. They are truly shaping the future of aerospace.

https://www.aiaa.org/news/

news/2021/09/27/aiaa-announces-its-class-of-2022-associate-fellows

NEW ROLES NEW FACES

Fabricio Bloisi

Fabricio Bloisi is the CEO of iFood, Latin America’s leading foodtech with more than 60 Million deliveries
per month working with +270.000 restaurant. He joined the LSI Board of Advisors this year. LSI is looking
forward in working with Fabricio.

Clint Crosier

Clint Crosier, Director, Aerospace and Satellite Solutions for Amazon Web Services (AWS) also joined the LSI Board of Advisors. LSI is excited to have you on the board Clint!

Fro Cespedes

Fro Cespedes, joined LSI as Social Media & Tech Engineer. After 17 years at NASA supporting Flight Operations, his years of service and experience will be of value to the team.
The LSI team is excited to have him!

Education & Outreach

INSPIRE & EDUCATE BY DOING

LSI’s Dr. Harold White meets with students from the U.S. and abroad for speaking opportunities regarding physics, discoveries & space warps. These connections interacted and inspired students around the world.

Dr. White had the opportunity to conduct the I^2 Grants, Houston Tech Rodeo, Interstellar Studies Summer Course 2021, Propulsion Energy Forum, NASA Interns, Aerospace Propulsion: Advanced Deep Space Propulsion Systems for SpaceConneX, International Space University in Strasbourg, France, Space Symposium 36, Texas A&M Research Labs Day, 7th Interstellar Symposium, World Space Week, ClubHouse, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Advisory Board Meeting (TAB), Space Policy in Washington DC, and finally, Students for the Exploration & Development of Space (SEDS).

EAGLEWORKS LAB

Brian K Kelly

Brian Kelly retired from NASA in February 2019 after a career of over 37 years.  As Director, Flight Operations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) he directed a diverse civil service, military, and contractor workforce of over 2400 employees and a total annual budget of $500m.  He was responsible for selecting and assigning NASA astronauts and planning, training, and flying human spaceflight and aviation missions.  He directed the Astronaut Office, Mission Control, Aircraft Operations and Aviation Safety at NASA JSC.  Over his career he supported 110 shuttle missions, 58 International Space Station Expeditions, 40 shuttle launches, and 35 Soyuz Launches as well as return to flight efforts following the Challenger and Columbia accidents.  He selected 12 new astronaut candidates from over 18,000 applicants and selected the first female Chief Flight Director and 11 new Flight Directors for Mission Control Operations.  While Director of Flight Operations he was responsible for 35 EVAs (space walks), 15 International Space Station Expeditions, over 2.5 million mission control commands to the International Space Station, and the assignment of 33 astronauts to Expedition and Commercial Crew Flight Test missions.  He directed over 13,000 flight hours composed of 18,000 sorties in 32 different aircraft.  He personally has flown over 250 flight hours in T-38N super-sonic jet training aircraft and over 63,000 feet in WB-57 high altitude research aircraft.

Kam Ghaffarian

Dr. Kam Ghaffarian is a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to creating companies that focus on operating with the highest integrity, promoting employee well-being, and delivering the best technical solutions to customers. Kam co-founded Axiom Space in 2016 to advance the commercial utilization of space eventually leading to the design, manufacture, launch and operation of a commercial space station. Kam started his entrepreneurial career in 1994 by founding Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT), a government services company focusing on Engineering, IT, Science Applications, and Mission Operations. SGT has become NASA’s second largest engineering services provider, employing over 2,400 people and generating annual revenues of approximates $500M. Prior to SGT, Kam held numerous technical and management positions at Lockheed Martin, Ford Aerospace, and Loral, among others. Dr. Ghaffarian holds a B.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Electronics Engineering, a M.Sc. in Information Management, and a Ph.D in Management Information Systems.

Board of directors

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Amanda Lee

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Advisory Board

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Adam Cheise

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Eagleworks”, to pursue propulsion technologies necessary to enable human exploration of the solar system over the next 50 years, and enabling interstellar spaceflight by the end of the century. This work directly supports the “Breakthrough Propulsion” objectives detailed in the NASA OCT TA02 In-space Propulsion Roadmap, and aligns with the #10 Top Technical Challenge identified in the report.

…GO INCREDIBLY FAST…

For more information, see programs.

Email Contact: paul@limitlessspace.org

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