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Bob Richards
Works at Moon Express, Inc.
Attended Cornell U, Univ of Toronto, Ryerson U.
Lives in Silicon Valley, On A Pale Blue Dot called Earth.
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Space entrepreneur. Orphan of Apollo. Co-Founder of International Space University, Singularity University & Google Lunar X PRIZE competitors Moon Express & Odyssey Moon.
Employment
  • Moon Express, Inc.
    Founder & CEO, 2010 - present
  • Mostly my own companies...
  • Optech Incorporated (2002-2009)
    Founding Director, Space Division, 2002 - 2009
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Silicon Valley, On A Pale Blue Dot called Earth.
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650-241-8577
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Moon Express, Inc., NASA Research Park, Box 309, Moffett Field, CA 94035
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Space Entrepreneur. Orphan of Apollo. Eternal Optimist.
Introduction

Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards is a space entrepreneur and futurist. He is a Co-Founder of International Space UniversitySingularity University , SEDS, Space Generation Foundation and Moon Express, a  lunar resources company building spacecraft and robots capable of exploring the Moon for precious resources and a leading contender in the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. 

Bob Directed the Optech Space Division from 2002-2009, providing key technology to the 2007 NASA Phoenix Mars Mission. Bob studied aerospace and industrial engineering at Ryerson University; physics and astronomy at the University of Toronto; and space science at Cornell University, where he became special assistant to Carl Sagan. While a student Bob co-founded SEDS, the Space Generation Foundation and the International Space University. In 2008 Bob joined Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurweil and other leading thinkers in the founding of Singularity University, dedicated to preparing humanity for accelerating technological change, located at the NASA Ames Research Park. 

Bob is an evangelist of the "NewSpace" movement and has been a catalyst for many commercial space ventures. In 2005 Bob received a Doctorate of Space Achievement (honoris causa) from the International Space University for “distinguished accomplishments in support of humanity’s exploration and use of space.”

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  • Cornell U, Univ of Toronto, Ryerson U.
    Engineering, Physics, Space Science
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