Hero Science
Episode 10

Making it Rain in Space

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Rob Alexander is the current Executive Director of the International Institute of Space Commerce.

He has worked in various capacities and projects associated with human space flight for the last 20 years, including at NASA where he was involved with the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. He has also worked on the commercial side of aerospace having been involved with United Space Alliance (a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin), McDonald Dettwiler (the Canadian space robotics company), and Science Applications International Corporation (an international engineering and science contractor). 

Topics covered in our conversation:

> Some of the challenges of space travel.

> Issues associated with travel to the moon and mars.

> The vastly different effects of the two most recent presidential administrations on the progress of space exploration.

> The primary purpose of his current role at IISC… leading the world’s leading nonpartisan think-tank dedicated to the study of the business, economics, and commerce of space.

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