About the Author
Dr. Mark Albrecht has been a leading figure in the American space program for over twenty years. He has been the principal adviser on space to President George H.W. Bush as Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. He has been a senior aerospace executive as President of Lockheed Martin’s International Launch Services company. He has served on numerous panels and boards of advisers to the United States Air Force and NASA. He has served as a member of several private boards of directors and currently is the Chairman of the Board of USSpace, LLC a company offering innovative approaches to meet US Government requirements through privately financed acquisition of rapid response on-orbit capabilities. Dr. Albrecht is the recipient of the U.S. Department of Defense Distinguished Civil Service Medal, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and the National Space Society Space Pioneer Award He is a graduate of UCLA with Phi Beta Kappa honors and received a PhD from the Rand Graduate Institute of Public Policy, the Rand Corporation.