Founder & CEO
Dr. David Spencer is an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Director for the Space Flight Project Laboratory at Purdue University, where he leads an active research program related to space mission design, automated proximity operations, and aeroassist technologies. During seventeen years with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Dr. Spencer held positions as the Deputy Project Manager for the Phoenix Mars Lander, Mission Manager for the Deep Impact and Mars Odyssey projects, and mission designer for Mars Pathfinder. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, and he received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech.