President of International & Space Stations; Board Chair
Jeffrey Manber is the Co-Founder of Nanoracks. He served as the CEO from 2009 until 2021 where he led the growth of numerous commercial International Space Station programs. Mr. Manber directed the development of the Bishop Airlock, the first and only commercial airlock on the ISS. He served as Managing Director of Energia USA, the American arm of RSC Energia. In 1991, Manber negotiated and executed the first commercial contract between NASA and the NPO Energia in the Soviet Union to use the Soyuz crewed capsule as an escape vehicle for Space Station Freedom. Later, Mr. Manber represented the Energia in contract negotiations to construct and operate the International Space Station. As CEO of MirCorp, he leased the Russian space station “Mir” and oversaw the first commercial 70-day crewed mission. Jeffrey co-developed the first fund dedicated to commercial space on Wall Street with Shearson Lehman. He has authored of three books. His second, Selling Peace, chronicles his time working with the Russian space program. In 2012, Jeffrey was awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal and the Space Frontier Foundation’s 2017 Pioneer of New Space Award.
05 December 2022 | 15:15 | THE RISE OF PRIVATE SECTOR IN SPACE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
- Debating the complicated role of private sector in space exploration
- Uncovering the risks and benefits of privatisation
- Understanding what governments can do to enhance private sector participations and how they can drive innovation by alleviating risk for the private sector