Jeffrey Manber

Jeffrey Manber

CEO
Nanoracks

Jeffrey Manber, CEO of NanoRacks, has worked to bring about a robust U.S. commercial space exploration program. His goal has been to make space just another place to do business. NanoRacks is a leader in the commercial use of the International Space Station and other privately owned space platforms. As the first company to own and market its own hardware on the space station, NanoRacks has deployed 140 satellites from the space station for companies and universities, as well as for NASA and the European Union. Researchers and students from a dozen countries use the NanoRacks’ research hardware on a commercial basis. Earlier, as CEO of MirCorp, which leased the Russian space station Mir, he oversaw the first ever (and still only) commercially funded manned mission of over 70 days to the Mir space station. Today, Manber is focused on developing private, commercial space stations that are the next step after the International Space Station. He has served as an adviser to numerous companies and governments. The author of multiple books, his second, “Selling Peace,” chronicles his time working with the Russian space program. In 2012, he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal.