Speaker Biography

Al Globus

Board of Directors
National Space Society

Al Globus

Board of Directors
National Space Society

Al Globus worked for 39 years at NASA Ames on space settlement, asteroid mining, Hubble, space stations, X37, Earth observation, TDRSS, cubesats, lunar teleoperation, spaceflight effects on bone, molecular nanotechnology, and space solar power publishing dozens of papers on these and other topics. He founded and has run the annual NSS (formerly NASA) Space Settlement Contest for 7-12 grade students for over 25 years. Most recently, he found a way to build O’Neill-style space settlements with two or more orders of magnitude less mass and place them close to Earth, making launch from Earth practical.