We’re on to something.
We’ve attracted investors because they believe that if it’s possible, we’ll make it happen. We’re attracting talent because they believe in our vision; they’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.
Mr. Anderson is an entrepreneur and aerospace engineer who has pioneered the creation of the commercial human spaceflight industry since its inception. He is involved in a portfolio of innovative technology and spaceflight companies, including Intentional Software Corporation, Space Adventures, Ltd., and Planetary Power, Inc.
Anderson is the CEO of Intentional, whose unique technology enables the creation of software without writing code. As Space Adventures’ Co-Founder and Chairman, Anderson has sold nearly half a billion dollars in spaceflight missions, including all of the self-funded private citizens to have visited the International Space Station (such as Dennis Tito, Anousheh Ansari, Charles Simonyi and Richard Garriott). He is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Planetary Power, a renewable energy company.
Anderson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. In 2008, he received SmartCEO magazine’s CEO of the Year Award and was chosen by the World Economic Forum (Davos) to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders. In 2010, he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year honor. He serves on the Board of the X PRIZE Foundation and the Planetary Security Foundation, and as Chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. His mission is to open the frontiers of space to humanity and enable access to space resources to fuel our future on Earth and beyond.
To learn more about Eric, please visit www.ecanderson.com.
Peter H. Diamandis, M.D.
Dr. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in the sector. He is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. He is also the Executive Chairman of Singularity University based in Silicon Valley.
Diamandis serves as Co-Founder and Co-Vice Chairman of Space Adventures, the only company to have brokered the launches of private citizens to the International Space Station. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times.
He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He has won multiple awards, including the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award for innovation, the 2006 Lindbergh Award, the 2006 Neil Armstrong Award for Aerospace Achievement and Leadership, and first place in the Estes rocket design contest when he was an 8th grader.
Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”
President and Chief Engineer
Mr. Lewicki has been intimately involved with the lifecycle of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers and the Phoenix Mars Lander.
Lewicki performed system engineering development and participated in assembly, test and launch operations for both Mars missions. He was Flight Director for the rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the Surface Mission Manager for Phoenix. The recipient of two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, Lewicki has an asteroid named in his honor: 13609 Lewicki. Chris holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona.
At Planetary Resources, Mr. Lewicki is responsible for the strategic development of the company’s mission and vision, engagement with customers and the scientific community, serves as technical compass, and leads day to day operations.
Vice President, Spacecraft Development
Mr. Voorhees has played an integral role in both the Mars Exploration Rover and Mars Science Laboratory projects.
Voorhees served as Chief Engineer for mechanical assembly, integration and testing for NASA’s $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). He was also responsible for the integrated system design of the MSL rover’s mechanical and structural sub-systems. Chris received NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal for the design and development of the Mars Exploration Rover’s mobility system. He graduated summa cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
At Planetary Resources, Mr. Voorhees leads the technical team in implementing the detailed design, development, integration, and operation of the company’s spacecraft line of products.
Vice President, Global Engagement
Mr. Marquez served as the space policy advisor to two Presidents and has an extensive background in civil and national security space activities of the U.S.
Marquez served as the Director of Space Policy for Presidents Bush and Obama. He was responsible for the development and execution of U.S. national space policy. He also held positions in the acquisition, requirements and policy fields of U.S. national security space programs. Peter graduated from George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute with a master’s degree in Science and Technology Policy.
At Planetary Resources, Mr. Marquez works with the U.S. Government and the international community on domestic and global opportunities that will assist Planetary Resources in achieving its long-term mission.
Film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, environmentalist, explorer
Mr. Cameron is as committed to the exploration of space as he is to the exploration and conservation of the oceans.
Scientist, author, pilot, and veteran NASA astronaut
“Asteroids are natural stepping stones to future exploration and a sustained human presence in space.”
Chairman, Gulf Alliance Company
General Moseley is a former Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force and member of the Joint Chiefs.
Professor of Physics and Planetary Science at MIT
Dr. Seager has focused on the search for planets like Earth.
CEO, Planetary Science Institute
Dr. Sykes is a Co-Investigator on the NASA Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres and is Chair of the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group.
Former CTO, Microsoft
“We all need exciting goals, hard problems to focus on, and great people to work with. Planetary Resources, in the most amazing way, is about all three.”
Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
“Who hasn’t looked into the night sky and wanted to travel out from Earth. It is a privilege to be a part of this enterprise that is devoted to doing so.”
Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University
Prof. Hertzfeld is an expert on legal and economic issues of space and teaches Space Law at GW.
“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 see the same potential in Planetary Resources as I did in the early days of Google.”
“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.”
“Planetary Resources is definitely a great example of ‘Having a healthy disregard for the impossible.’ ”
“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.”
“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.”
Additional investors include:
Robert Hariri, MD, Executive Chairman, Celegene Therapeutics;
Rena Shulsky David, president and CEO of Shire Realty;
Raymie Stata, entrepreneur and former Chief Technology Officer of Yahoo! and Kimberly Sweidy;
John C. Whitehead, former Chair and CEO of Goldman Sachs and 9th U.S. Deputy Secretary of State;
& Bryan Johnson, entrepreneur, investor and founder of Braintree.