Monday, April 27, 2009

NASA UAV Test Pilot, Distinguished Astronaut and Two Technology Investors Join Astrobotic Technology

Google Lunar X Prize competitor that plans return to Apollo 11 site adds four new members to its Board of Directors. Astrobotic Technology Inc., which will pioneer the lunar frontier with commercial robotic services, today announced that four leading space and management experts have been elected to its Board of Directors. “Together, these new board members span an enormous range of talents,” said Astrobotic CEO John Kohut, formerly a senior space manager at Raytheon Co. “Their backgrounds include top corporate management, investments and start-ups, senior NASA leadership, robotics and international relations experience.” The company’s chairman, Dr. William “Red” Whittaker, is founder of the Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon University and is directing the development of the firm’s first lunar robot, which has been undergoing field… View this post

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