Alan Stern is a planetary scientist and the chief executive of Golden Spike. He is a former associate administrator in charge of all of NASA’s science efforts, and he serves as the chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s Suborbital Applications Researchers Group.

The latest from Alan

  • World View Tycho
    Business Policy & Politics

    Commentary | A New Capability for Suborbital Research and Education

    At the same time that reusable rockets are preparing to come on line to service research and education needs, we’re adapting our balloon-borne suborbital tourist vehicle, itself called World View, to be an effective, routine platform for the research and education marketplace in 2016-2017. We’re also putting in place smaller suborbital vehicles in our Tycho line that can carry research and education payloads into service earlier, beginning in 2015.