Press Release

CEO Jeffrey Manber to Receive Space Pioneer Award for Entrepreneurship

By SpaceRef Editor
June 6, 2019
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For those who haven’t yet heard, we at NanoRacks are so excited to share that our CEO, Jeffrey Manber, has been named the 2019 recipient of National Space Society’s Space Pioneer Award for Entrepreneurship. 

Jeffrey has paved the way for commercial opportunities in low-Earth orbit, and under his leadership, NanoRacks has become the market leader for bringing real customers to space. We have launched over 750 payloads from over 30 nations to the International Space Station (including over 230 CubeSats), we are building the first-ever commercial doorway to the Space Station (our Bishop Airlock), and we are looking at future commercial orbiting platforms through our Space Outpost Program.

Day in, and day out, Jeffrey instills the following message in the NanoRacks team: “Let’s make space just another place to do business.”

The prestigious award will be presented to Jeffrey at the National Space Society’s 38th annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC®), to be held in the Washington DC area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel from June 6-9, 2019.

The public is invited to come meet, interact and learn from Jeffrey and attend his award ceremony.

Congratulations, Jeffrey! 

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About Jeffrey Manber: 

Jeff Manber has aided the Commerce Department during the formation of the Office of Space Commerce in the 1980s, served as Managing Director of Energia USA where he assisted the creation of the first commercial contract between NASA and a Russian organization, and served as the CEO of MirCorp, where he managed the world’s only fully private crew launch to orbit as well as leasing the Mir Space Station.

Since 2009, Manber has placed multiple items of NanoRacks microgravity research hardware on the International Space Station (ISS), plus satellite dispensers for deployment of CubeSats and MicroSats from ISS and Cygnus. To date, he has launched over 700 payloads for 32 nations, including the first commercial research project from a Chinese organization on the ISS, the Beijing Institute of Technology. Manber is now also poised to install and operate the world’s first commercial airlock on ISS and is leading the way to a post-ISS future of private space stations through his Outpost program.

SpaceRef staff editor.