Press Release

VIASPACE Scientific Advisory Board Chaired By Dr. Dwight Duston, Former Technology Executive for U.S. Dept. of Defense

By SpaceRef Editor
July 19, 2005
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VIASPACE Inc. , a spin-off of the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory that transforms proven space and defense technologies into hardware and software products that solve today’s complex problems, announced today that Dr. Dwight Duston has joined its Scientific Advisory Board and has agreed to serve as Chairman. The Scientific Advisory Board advises VIASPACE management and the Board of Directors on technical matters. The announcement was made by Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO of VIASPACE.

“Dr. Duston and the Scientific Advisory Board will help VIASPACE evaluate new high-technology opportunities,” stated Dr. Kukkonen. “The Board will also help in recruiting top technical talent.”

Dr. Duston is currently Chief Technology Officer at the Egg Factory of Roanoke, Virginia, which incubates high-technology companies. Prior to that, Dr. Duston spent 20 years in research and high-technology management for the US Department of Defense. He was Director, Science and Technology and later Assistant Director for Technology at the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization. He has chaired and served on numerous review and advisory panels and working groups for NASA and the Department of Defense. Dr. Duston has served on Advisory Boards for several companies and was co-editor of the journal, “TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT”. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Duston has a strong track record of technology transfer of military R&D, that has resulted in more than 350 commercial products brought to the market, traceable back to the military R&D his office at the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization funded.

“Dr. Duston’s commercialization expertise is exactly what were looking for,” stated Dr. Kukkonen. “In addition, his long experience with the US Department of Defense will be valuable to our focus on solving key problems in national defense and homeland security.”

About VIASPACE: Unparalleled Knowledge. Unparalleled Solutions.

VIASPACE is a diversified technology company with unparalleled knowledge and expertise in energy/fuel cells, microelectronics, sensors, homeland security & public safety, information & computational technology, and RFID. Founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory into hardware and software solutions that solve today’s complex problems, VIASPACE has strong strategic relationships with research laboratories, universities, and other organizations within the advanced technology community. For more information, please visit our website at, contact Investor Relations at (888) 359-9558 or, or Public Relations at

Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop specific projects, the ability to fund operations and changes in consumer and business consumption habits and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no control.

SpaceRef staff editor.