Core Team

 
Troy McCann  Founder

Troy McCann
Founder

 
Cherie Dawn  Head of Business Development

Cherie Dawn
Head of Business Development

 

Advisory Board

Candace Johnson   Principal at Paradigm Ventures

Candace Johnson

Principal at Paradigm Ventures

Dr. Andrew Aldrin  AProf. at Florida Institute of Technology Executive at Buzz Aldrin Space Institute

Dr. Andrew Aldrin
AProf. at Florida Institute of Technology
Executive at Buzz Aldrin Space Institute

Tristonne Forbes  Founder & CEO at Pathwize

Tristonne Forbes
Founder & CEO at Pathwize

Amir Blachman  Chief Business Officer, Axiom Space Advisory Board Member, Bye Aerospace Former Managing Director, Space Angels

Amir Blachman
Chief Business Officer, Axiom Space
Advisory Board Member, Bye Aerospace
Former Managing Director, Space Angels

Dr. Jason Held  Founder, Saber Astronautics  Co-Founder of Delta-V Newspace Alliance

Dr. Jason Held
Founder, Saber Astronautics
Co-Founder of Delta-V Newspace Alliance

Grant Downie  Principal at Dynamic Strategies Regional Director, Startup Leadership Program

Grant Downie
Principal at Dynamic Strategies
Regional Director, Startup Leadership Program

 

The Moonshot Movement

Our global network is organised by a leadership structure that allows our community to truly compliment the individuals, teams and businesses at each stage of the Space Elevator.

Ambassador: Ambassadors are members of an extremely elite international club. Being awarded the status of Ambassador is a great honorary position in the community, reserved only for the highest-caliber leaders of the space economy. Every year no more than 5 Moonshot Diplomats are awarded an ambassadorship.

Diplomat: Valuable advisers, mentors, investors and industry representatives. Moonshot Diplomats are advisers to Moonshot (but do not sit on our Advisory Board) and are verified high-caliber leaders.

Director: We empower passionate community leaders all around the world who want to build a thriving local space economy. Directors are our partners who run local Moonshot chapters in their city, where we help them run events and programs (Stage 1 to 3 of the Space Elevator) to supercharges the local space economy and connects it internationally.

Delegate: Occasionally our corporate partners will contribute mentors and advisers to assist with Moonshot events and programs. We like to differentiate these commercial experts from the individuals who dedicate their own time, resources and intellectual property as Diplomats or Ambassadors.

Some of our leaders around the globe include:

Andrea Boyd  International Space Station Flight Controller at the European Space Agency

Andrea Boyd
International Space Station Flight Controller at the European Space Agency

Ellen Chang  Co-Founder of LightSpeed Innovations

Ellen Chang
Co-Founder of LightSpeed Innovations

Monica Jan  Senior Director at Virgin Orbit Co-Founder of LightSpeed Innovations

Monica Jan
Senior Director at Virgin Orbit
Co-Founder of LightSpeed Innovations

John Irwin  Board Member, McCoy Global

John Irwin
Board Member, McCoy Global

Flavia Tata Nardini  CEO at Fleet Space

Flavia Tata Nardini
CEO at Fleet Space

Dr. Katherine Mack  Astrophysicist, University of Melbourne

Dr. Katherine Mack
Astrophysicist, University of Melbourne

Tamryn Barker  Co-Founder of CORE Resources Innovation Hub

Tamryn Barker
Co-Founder of CORE Resources Innovation Hub

Kerrie Dougherty  International Space University

Kerrie Dougherty
International Space University

Dr. Alice Gorman  Space Archeologist, Flinders University

Dr. Alice Gorman
Space Archeologist, Flinders University

Naomi Mathers  Industry Liaison Engineer, ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre

Naomi Mathers
Industry Liaison Engineer, ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre

James Costa  Founder of Phuse

James Costa
Founder of Phuse

Sebastian Chaoui  Co-Founder, Cuberider

Sebastian Chaoui
Co-Founder, Cuberider

Lisa Stojanovski  TMRO:Space Correspondent

Lisa Stojanovski
TMRO:Space Correspondent

Dr. Patrick ‘Paddy’ Neumann  Founder and Chief Scientist of Neumann Space

Dr. Patrick ‘Paddy’ Neumann
Founder and Chief Scientist of Neumann Space

Chad Anderson  CEO of Space Angels

Chad Anderson
CEO of Space Angels

Nick Larcombe  CEO of Ripple Aerospace

Nick Larcombe
CEO of Ripple Aerospace

Adam Gilmour  CEO of Gilmour Space Corporation

Adam Gilmour
CEO of Gilmour Space Corporation

Tejpaul Bhattia  EIR at CitiVentures

Tejpaul Bhattia
EIR at CitiVentures

Nathaniel Gunn  Co-Founder of VertaQ

Nathaniel Gunn
Co-Founder of VertaQ

James Gilmour  Director of Gilmour Space Technologies

James Gilmour
Director of Gilmour Space Technologies