Co-founder and Chair of the Board, Deep Space Industries
Rick Tumlinson has been called one of the world’s top space “Visionaries” and is credited with helping create the NewSpace commercial space industry, whose players include Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Paul Allen and Jeff Bezos. A leading writer, speaker and Congressional witness, he led the take over of the Russian Mir space station, signed the first space tourist, co-founded the Space Frontier Foundation and was a founding board member of the X-Prize. As a result of his world changing work, in 2015 he won the World Technology Award (alongside Craig Venter of the Human Genome project). Rick also founded Orbital Outfitters and Deep Space Industries – an asteroid mining company. Currently, his New Worlds organization is developing the people and technology to settle the frontier.