Human-Machine Collaboration: 'Mission to Mars' video participants
Dr Eamonn Molloy, University of Oxford
Dr Eamonn Molloy is Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School and Tutorial Fellow in Management Studies at Pembroke College. He is internationally recognised for his research and executive-level teaching in the areas of complex organisation design and technological change, with particular emphasis on the strategic dynamics of temporary project, programme and portfolio-based organisations, and the role of technology in professional and organisational change.
Eamonn obtained his BSc in Environmental Studies at Lancaster University and the University of California (Santa Cruz) in 1995. He then completed his PhD in Science and Technology Studies at Lancaster University in 1999. During this period, he worked as an assistant scientific officer at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and as a research assistant for the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC's) Centre for the Study of Environmental Change (Lancaster).
Since completing his doctorate, Eamonn has held academic posts at the University of Warwick and the University of Bath, before joining Saïd Business School as a senior research fellow in 2002. He took up his current posts at Pembroke College and Saïd Business School in 2008. In addition, Eamonn is also a cohort manager and action learning set facilitator for the UK Cabinet Office’s Major Project Leadership Academy.
Prof Scott Hubbard, Stanford University
Prof Scott Hubbard is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Scott’s research interests include the study of both human and robotic exploration of space with a particular focus on technology and missions for planetary exploration, especially Mars. Scott is also an expert on the emerging entrepreneurial space industry and is the Director Emeritus of the Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (COE CST). As part of his ongoing engagement with robotic Mars missions, Scott serves as a member of National Academy of Science review groups and as a frequent consultant to NASA projects. Current research topics include novel hybrid propulsion for applications such as a Mars Ascent Vehicle and studying minimum cost human exploration architectures. Scott 's commercial space research interests examine policies to enable, facilitate and promote such ventures. As the former Director of NASA's Ames Research Center, he maintains an active connection to the space exploration community. Scott is also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal New Space.
Scott has been engaged in space-related research as well as program, project, and executive management for more than 45 years including 20 years with NASA, culminating as Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center. He currently Chairs the SpaceX Commercial Crew Safety Advisory Panel. Scott served as NASA’s first Mars program director and successfully restructured the entire Mars program in the wake of mission failures. His book entitled, “Exploring Mars: Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery”, describes his work on NASA’s Mars Program.
Scott previously served as the sole NASA representative on the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and directed the impact testing that established the definitive physical cause of the accident. Scott was the founder of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute; conceived the Mars Pathfinder mission with its airbag landing and was the manager for NASA’s highly successful Lunar Prospector Mission. Prior to joining NASA, Scott was a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and directed a high-tech start-up company. He has received many honors including NASA’s highest award, the Distinguished Service Medal.
Sean Mahoney, Masten Space Systems
Sean Mahoney is the CEO of Masten Space Systems, an aerospace R&D and flight services company that creates and deploys reliable, reusable rocket vehicles and components. Masten leverages exquisite control systems to enable true rocket reusability, opening up applications for reusable launch systems and extra-terrestrial landers.
Since joining Masten in 2010 as Director of Business Operations, Sean has focused on building a sustainable, customer-funded business. He has been instrumental in establishing Masten as one of the rising stars in the New Space movement. He served as COO during 2011-2012 and was named CEO in 2013.
Over the course of his tenure with Masten, the company transformed from the X-prize winning team into a successful business with multiple lines of service and an impressive list of customers, including Draper Laboratory, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate, United Launch Alliance, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in addition to a series of commercial and university customers.
Sean has over 15 years of corporate and technology experience, with a focus on building teams in emerging markets. He also founded or led a number of technology start-up ventures with a concentrated focus on immediate value creation. Sean began his career overseeing technical sales and building internal organizations as a manager at AT&T’s Enterprise hosting division.
Sean received his MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a BA from Salisbury University in Maryland.
Dr Greg Autry
Greg Autry teaches space entrepreneurship and researches the roles that governments play in shaping the environment in which new industries emerge and he works in the context of commercial spaceflight. Greg currently serves as Chair of the Safety Working Group on the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. He is the Vice President for Space Development at the National Space Society. Greg served on the Agency Review Team for the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 2016 and was appointed as NASA’s White House Liaison in 2017. In 2020, Greg was nominated to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of NASA.
Greg serves on the editorial boards of the New Space Journal and the Space Force Journal. He publishes prolifically on space related matters in mainstream outlets including Forbes, Foreign Policy and Space News. He is frequently cited or interviewed by leading new organizations including the BBC, CNN, NPR, the Wall Street Journal and LA Times.
Greg has taught entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California and the University of California at Irvine. He currently teaches a graduate course in space entrepreneurship for the International Space University Center of Space Entrepreneurship at the Florida Institute of Technology. He directs the Pacific Commercial Spaceflight Initiative within the Aldrin Space Institute. Greg holds a BA in history from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona as well as an MBA and a PhD from the University of California at Irvine.