Jeff Greason, co-founder and CEO of XCOR Aerospace and vice-chair of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, was named by the White House to a panel of independent experts that will examine alternatives for advancing the United States` human space exploration agenda.
The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee will examine ongoing and planned NASA activities and present options for a safe, innovative, affordable, and sustainable human space flight program after the retirement of the space shuttle. The committee, which includes independent experts from a variety of backgrounds - academic, military, private industry and NASA - will present its results to the Obama administration.
"I am honored to be asked to serve on the committee. Each of the distinguished members brings unique experience and perspective to this challenge," said Greason. "I am deeply committed to seeing the enormous potential of space made a reality. I will apply my experience in the aerospace and information technology sectors to help the committee carefully explore the choices we face.
The blue-ribbon panel is charged with assessing architecture options, taking into account these objectives: 1) expediting a new U.S. capability to support use of the International Space Station; 2) supporting missions to the Moon and other destinations beyond low Earth orbit; 3) stimulating commercial space-flight capabilities; and 4) fitting within the current NASA budget.
XCOR Aerospace is a California corporation located in Mojave, California. The company is in the business of developing and producing safe, reliable and reusable rocket engines and rocket-powered vehicles. Its Web address is: www.xcor.com