Brian Rishikof


Master of Science in Engineering (Aerospace) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), a Master of Science in Physical Sciences (Space Science) from the University of Houston (Clear Lake) and a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mechanical - Aeronautics Option) from McGill University in Montreal; in 2002 he worked in the department Space Systems Analysis & Design of the International Space University; in 1992 he was a candidate for the second Canadian Space Team; currently he is manager and technical lead at Odyssey Space Research, L.L.C.



David A. Broniatowski


David André Broniatowski, originally from Cleveland Heights, OH, is a PhD student in MIT's Engineering Systems Division. He has an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from MIT, as well as a master’s degree from MIT's Technology and Policy Program. He is also a graduate of the International Space University Summer Session Program, held in 2004 in Adelaide Australia. David has worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Human Space Exploration Initiative, the XPrize Foundation, NASA Headquarters, and the Avidyne Corporation. In addition to his interests in domestic and international space policy, David is also interested in hospital operating room processes, and methodologies for modeling large-scale complex systems. At the AIAA Space 2006 Conference, David presented a most interesting paper titled "Political Sustainability in Space Exploration Architectures."




Rachel Zimmerman Brachman

Since 2003, Rachel Zimmerman Brachman has worked on various Education and Public Outreach projects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), including outreach for the proposed Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter mission and coordination of JPL’s Minority Education Initiatives summer internship programs.  Currently she is working on Radioisotope Power Systems Public Engagement as well as Formal Education for the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan.

Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and a Master of Space Studies from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.  Prior to joining JPL, Rachel worked at the NASA Ames Research Center, the Canadian Space Agency, The Planetary Society, and the California Institute of Technology.

Rachel has received international recognition for her innovations in the field of assistive technology.  She is a founding member of the Space Generation Forum, and co-founder of the Women in Science Club at Brandeis University and the Association for the Development of Aerospace Medicine at McGill University in Montreal.