Neil is a world famous astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Director of the Rose Center for Earth and Space and Hayden Planetarium in NYC. Since 2009, hosted the weekly radio talk show Star Talk, which has since also become a television series on the National Geographic Channel. He is set to debut the third season of Cosmos - a series he has hosted since 2014, a reimagining of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: a Personal Voyage. Dr. Tyson has been featured in movies, TV shows, talk shows, podcasts and even comic books.
Dr. Chamitoff served as a NASA Astronaut for 15 years, including Shuttle Missions STS-124,126,134 and Space Station long duration missions Expedition 17 and 18. He has lived and worked in Space for almost 200 days. His last mission was on the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour, during which he performed two spacewalks to complete the assembly of the International Space Station.
Chamitoff is a Professor of Practice in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University.
He also directs the AeroSpace Technology, Research & Operations (ASTRO) Laboratory, which performs R&D in space robotics, autonomous systems, and collaborative VR simulation environments. He Co-Founded SimCRAFT, a space systems company engaged in mission analysis and STEM outreach. He is co-author and co-editor of Human Spaceflight Operations, a textbook on the lessons learned from the past 60 years of spaceflight. Chamitoff was a ‘Space Advisor’ on the Hollywood production of Ender’s Game. He also co-created Zero Robotics with NASA and MIT, which is a worldwide space robotics programming competition at the middle and high school level.
Dr. Nazareth Bedrossian has more than 25 years experience working on NASA Human Space Flight programs including Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Space Launch System. He is the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal for development of innovative space technology solutions which have saved NASA approximately $100M to date. Dr. Bedrossian earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical Engineering from MIT. He is currently Director of Engineering at Bastion Technologies. Dr. Bedrossian is Co-Founder of SimCRAFT, a space systems company engaged in mission analysis and STEM outreach.
Scott is a partner in Solaris Entertainment and Solaris Digital Studios, which produces film, television, digital, virtual reality and gaming projects. He is a founder of FutureTechLive!, the consumer-facing event inaugurated at San Diego Comic-Con in July, 2016, and then at New York Comic Con in October of 2016. Scott was also a founder of Audition Booth, which helped transform the way talent is discovered; it was awarded best engineered web experience by Microsoft.
Prior to Solaris, he was an Executive Producer at Mandalay Entertainment. Before that he was Vice President of Development at Harborage International and head of Special Projects at Comcast-Spectacor. He is an alum of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Greg is an award-winning film producer, content creator and entrepreneur. His company, Solaris Entertainment, a highly-regarded film and television company based in New York and Los Angeles. Greg started his career in film in 1999 with Tumbleweeds, an independent film that won the Filmmaker's award at Sundance. He has since created films including Miracle, Pride & Glory, The Smashing Machine, The Slaughter Rule and Warrior. Greg is producing The Trainer with Liam Neeson starring and is producing the action franchise Payday based on the popular first-person shooter video game from Starbreeze Studios. Greg has also worked on developing and producing television under a three-year production deal with Paramount Television Studios. Solaris has since branched out into digital and other multimedia content development. Greg is an alum of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark is a partner in Voyager Media Company and a founder of FutureTechLive! He comes from the story side, having started in the theater: writing, directing and designing for the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theater on the campus of Princeton University. He then shifted into storyboards, working heavily in commercials before moving into animation. After developing projects at Cartoon Network and Disney Channel, Mark moved on to producing/writing/co-directing a ground-breaking collaboration between NBC, The International Olympics Council and XFM (one of China's largest Media Companies), for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
As a producer and writer, Mark has worked in both live action and animation, in the feature world (with Lionsgate, the Walt Disney Company, Sony and Universal), in television (with Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Ryan Seacrest Productions, BBC America and TNT) and in the gaming world. The first feature he co-wrote, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X ( produced and directed by his pal, Paul Bunnell) continues to live a vibrant life in cult cinema.