Degree (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia. entrepreneur and investor active in wide range of futuristic enterprises including the software development, human space flight, digital asset, computational knowledge and biomedical industries. Currently: Chairman & CEO, Planetary Holdings; Chairman, Space Adventures; Chairman, Booster Fuels; Co-Founder, Planetary Resources; Founder, Idea.com. Additional: X Prize Foundation Board & TED; Chairman Emeritus of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation; CEO, Intentional Software (frmr), acquired by MSFT in 2017. Author: The Space Tourist's Handbook. Recipient of awards: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; CEO of the Year, Smart CEO magazine (2008); National Space Society Top 20 Space Visionaries; Interests: entrepreneurship, knowledge and innovation engineering, exploring the solar system, artificial intelligence, the physics of life, and improving state of the world.