Our Team

Our investors believe that if it is possible, our team will make it happen.

We’re attracting talent to our team because they believe in our vision; we’re driven by overcoming challenges and are still fascinated by the night sky. We’re focused, determined, but most of all. . .we believe in ourselves.

It’s about people and our team members have landed spacecraft on Mars, started new industries, and financed some of the most unique and exciting companies of our time.

Co-Founder, Co-Chairman
Co-Founder, Co-Chairman
President and Chief Engineer
Vice President, Spacecraft Development
Vice President, Global Engagement
Director, Sales & Business Development
Professor, Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-REx
Professor of Physics and Planetary Science at MIT
Scientist, author, pilot, and veteran NASA astronaut
Film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, environmentalist, explorer
Former CTO, Microsoft
Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University
Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
Chairman, Gulf Alliance Company

Rena Shulsky David is a founding investor, and an award winning, multifaceted real estate tycoon whose many awards include an Emmy, an award from the heads of the former Soviet Military and a recent award naming her a 'Sustainability Pioneer'. "As the first seed investor, I saw the enormous potential of Planetary Resources for advancing the goal of space development and colonization."

“Planetary Resources is definitely a great example of ‘Having a healthy disregard for the impossible."

“The pursuit of resources drove the discovery of America and opened the west. The same drivers still hold true for opening the space frontier. I’m involved with Planetary Resources Corporation because expanding the resource base for humanity is important for our future.”

“I’m excited to be part of the Planetary Resources team working on extracting precious minerals from near-Earth asteroids. The only way to truly explore our Solar System is to develop the technology and means to sustain our presence in space without depleting resources of Earth.”

“I am an investor in Planetary Resources, first and foremost, because I believe in the team behind it. I’m honored to be on the ground floor with a team that possesses this caliber of expertise, vision, drive and history of success.”

“The commercialization of space began with communications satellites and is developing for human spaceflight. The next logical step is to begin the innovative development of resources from space. I’m proud to be part of this effort.”

Additional Investors

Strategic Partners