Marc Boucher, President and Chief Operating Officer, Multiverse Media Inc.
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor, podcaster, publisher, explorer and bon vivant. He began work on his first Internet technology company in 1991 and hasn’t looked back since.
His first effort was SportsWorld BBS (1992), a bulletin board system. Some of you might remember those those ancient 2400/9600 baud modems using dial-in systems of the early 90’s. SportsWorld morphed into aTerra Technologies Corporation. After that he went on to create Maple Square Inc., Canada’s Internet Directory (1996), which he sold, then co-founded SpaceRef Interactive Inc. (1999).
He have also help build several non-profit organizations. These include the Mars Society (1998) where he built their online brand and served as a director in its infancy. He also helped found the Mars Society Canada (1998) before leaving both organizations in 2001. In 2002 Boucher co-founded the Mars Institute which is a non-profit research institute based at NASA Ames Research Park. More recently he helped co-found the Canadian Space Commerce Association (2007) and SpaceQ Media Inc. (2017).
Boucher is a member of International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee.
- Oversee daily operations, project planning and execution.
- Business development.
- Manage finances and reporting.
- Personnel management (recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation and termination of staff).
- Maintaining SpaceRef’s technical infrastructure including server hardware and software (Temporary).
- Developing and maintaining the Media Kit.
Keith Cowing, President of Content and Executive Editor, Multiverse Media Inc.
Keith Cowing is trained as a biologist (M.A. and B.A. degrees) and has a multidisciplinary background with experience and expertise that ranges from spacecraft payload integration and biomedical peer review to freelance writing and web site authoring.
Between 1990 and 1993, Keith was a NASA civil servant and served as Manager of Pressurized Payload Accommodations at the Space Station Freedom Program Office (SSFPO). As part of his prime responsibilities, Keith served as the Payload Accommodations Manager for the 2.5 Meter Centrifuge Facility, the Gas-Grain Simulation Facility, the Gravitational Biology Facility, and the CELSS Test Facility. Keith also participated in all SSF design reviews held during 1990-93, representing the interests of the scientific payload community. Keith was also the SSFPO lead on biospecimen containment and was a NASA representative to the NRC Committee on Toxicology’s subcommittee on Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations.
Prior to his work at NASA, Keith worked for the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) on NASA Life Sciences Division Peer review and for the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) where he managed a subcontract in support of the NASA Life Sciences Strategic Planning Study Committee (a.k.a. the Robbins Committee). Keith is also a former member of the governing board of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology (ASGSB).
- Managing editorial content for SpaceRef’s network of web sites.
- Coordinate web site development with Marc Boucher.
- Supervision of editorial staff.
Keith Cowing’s personal web site.