Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, Board of Directors
Eric C. Anderson is an entrepreneur with a history of introducing innovative products and services into new markets. He is most well-known for pioneering the development of the space tourism industry as the Co-Founder and Chairman of Space Adventures. Anderson has sold over half a billion dollars in spaceflight missions, including all of the self-funded private citizens to have visited the International Space Station (including Dennis Tito, Anousheh Ansari, Charles Simonyi, Ph.D. and Richard Garriott).
His philanthropic interests lie in education and global security. In that vein, he serves as co-founder of the Planetary Security Foundation, Chairman Emeritus of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and as a trustee of the X Prize Foundation, the Koshka Foundation, Seattle’s Museum of Flight and is a member of the Board of Governors for the National Space Society.
Anderson is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia with degrees in aerospace & software engineering and resides in Seattle with his family.