ASD Leadership

Charles Miller
ASD Executive Coordinator

Miller is President and owner of NexGen Space LLC, which provides consulting services to governments, traditional aerospace firms, and entrepreneurial companies at the intersection of civil space, commercial space, and public policy. He is also a member of the Horizon Strategies Group. Miller is the Co-Founder of Nanoracks LLC, which has delivered nearly 200 payloads to date to the International Space Station (ISS). Nanoracks provides internal ISS microgravity research services, ISS external platform services, and small satellite launch services. Miller served as NASA Senior Advisor for Commercial Space in Washington, DC from February 2009 to January 2012. Miller was CEO and President of Constellation Services International, Inc. (CSI) from 1998 to February 2009. Miller proposed “New Space” as national branding and marketing theme in July 2004, while serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Space Frontier Foundation. NewSpace has been widely adopted across the space industry to distinguish between differing space policy and business practices. Mr. Miller was the Founder and former Chairman/President of ProSpace, which was also known as “The Citizens’ Space Lobby”.

Al Globus
ASD Board Member
NSS Board Member

Since 1979, Al Globus has worked as a software contractor at NASA Ames Research Center. He has worked on the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, the effect of zero-g on bone, visualization of fluid flows around launch vehicles, X37 propulsion system, scheduling fleets of Earth resources satellites, remote teleoperation with delay, the design of free-space settlements, and much else. Al also created and runs the Annual NASA Ames Research Center/NSS space settlement design contest for students. He is a long time advocate of free-space settlements and has published dozens of papers in the field. Learn more.

Aaron Oesterle
ASD Board Member
SFF Board Member
Chairman, SFF Policy Committee

Aaron Oesterle is a Senior Associate at PoliSpace, an independent space Consultancy.  His primary focus is on helping the emerging commercial human spaceflight industry.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Space Frontier Foundation, as Policy Director.  Previously, he served as Vice-Chair of the NewSpace 2014 conference, and helped to develop the Settlement Enabling Test.  As part of his professional activism, he frequently posts online under the name of Ferris Valyn

Gary Oleson
ASD Board member
SFF Board Member

Oleson is a senior engineer at TASC, an Engility Company, providing systems engineering and decision support to national security and civilian agencies of the federal government. He writes frequently on space policy and space engineering. As an employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Oleson served as International Space Station Systems Engineering liaison with the logistics and maintenance communities. In addition to his current role in the Space Frontier Foundation, Oleson served on the the Board of Directors of the National Space Society, served as NSS Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, and chaired the 1985 International Space Development Conference. He was awarded the Space Station Freedom Award of Merit, a NASA Group Achievement Award, and the Space Pioneer Award.

Dale Skran
ASD Board Member
NSS Board Member
NSS Executive Vice President
Chairman, NSS Policy Committee

After 17 years with Bell Labs (AT&T, Lucent Technologies), Dale Skran worked in several companies including Ascend Communications (VP of Enterprise Engineering), Sonus Networks (Director of Engineering), and CMWare (Founder, CEO, COO, and VP of Engineering). He was also a negotiator/ manager (Rapporteur) at the UN (International Telecommunication Union) where he led the development of international Internet standards for video conferencing and voice services (VoIP).

Dale is the Chair of the NSS Policy Committee as well as NSS Executive Vice-President.  In addition, Dale is one of two NSS representatives to the Alliance for Space Development, and sits on the ASD Board of Directors. One of his major work areas is supporting the Space Exploration Alliance Washington Blitz in February, the March Storm, and the NSS Home District Blitz in August. He also also chaired the Space Policy Track at the 2014 ISDC. During 2013-2014 he gave a talk titled “NewSpace” to a variety of audiences. Additionally, he has written a number of articles for Ad Astra, including “A Summer in Newspace” (Winter 2013).

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