Dr. Buzz Aldrin

Dr. Aldrin was Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot and is the second human to walk on the surface of the Moon. He has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other honors, commanded the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, founded the rocket design company Starcraft Boosters and the nonprofit ShareSpace Foundation.

Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh helped to endow the $10 million Ansari X Prize for the development of the first private suborbital spacecraft. She is the first female private space explorer to visit the International Space Station and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.

Dr. Peter Diamandis

Peter is founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, which offered the $10 million Ansari X-Prize for private-sector manned spaceflight, cofounder and CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation, creator of the Rocket Racing League, cofounder and former Managing Director of the International Space University, and cofounder of the Space Generation Foundation and Students for Exploration and Development of Space.

Dick Methia

Dick has over 40 years experience in K-12 education. He was one of ten Teacher in Space finalists selected by NASA in 1985. Since that time, he has helped establish the Challenger Center, an innovative network of more than 50 science education centers, served two terms as president of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training, and directed a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project training school leaders to transform their schools into data-driven communities. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dickmethia

Burt Rutan

Burt is a legendary aircraft designer with more than 40 innovative aircraft to his credit, ranging from home built planes to business jets to military aircraft. He designed the Voyager, the first aircraft to circle the world nonstop without refueling, and most recently, SpaceShipOne, the first private spacecraft to carry humans into space, which won the Ansari X-Prize in 2004.

Frank White


Frank is a Rhodes scholar and the acclaimed author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, The SETI Factor, Decision: Earth, Think About Space and March of the Millennia (with Isaac Asimov), and The Ice Chronicles (with Paul Mayewski). He is a renowned thought leader in how the experience of space travel impacts the human spirit.