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Gregg Maryniak

Co-Founder, XPrize
  • Location
    United States
  • Area of Expertise
    Space Technology, Energy Technology, Exponential Thinking, Leadership, Exponential Thinking
  • Type

Gregg Maryniak is a luminary in the realm of aerospace innovation, renowned as the Co-Founder and original Executive Director of the XPRIZE Foundation. Holding pivotal roles as Corporate Secretary, Board of Directors member and Board of Trustees member, his influence reverberates throughout the organization. Recognized for his exceptional contributions, he was honored with Russia's esteemed Tsiolkovsky Medal for his groundbreaking work on space energy and material resources. Additionally, the Space Frontier Foundation bestowed upon him the Vision to Reality Award for his pivotal role in launching the Lunar Prospector Team, which unveiled vast reserves of water ice and frozen volatiles on the Moon.A distinguished figure, Gregg Maryniak has shared his expertise on energy and space technology before the United States Congress and the President's National Commission on Space. He has held diverse leadership positions, including Chief Executive Officer of the Space Studies Institute, Senior Scientist at the Futron Corporation, Vice President of the St. Louis Science Center and Director of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Also, an Associate Founder of the International Space University, he not only served on its Board but also played a crucial role as a Managing Director and department chair, teaching subjects like orbital mechanics, robotics and space resource utilization.Furthermore, he is Vice Chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation and co-chairs the Space and Energy tracks at Singularity University. His commitment to educational endeavors is evidenced by his book, "Fearless Experiments with Microcomputers," published in 2017, aimed at introducing microprocessor technology to a wider audience. Overall, Gregg Maryniak's expansive contributions have left an indelible mark on the field of aerospace and space technology.


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