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Meet our Board Members

Galaxy Explorers Board Members include individuals that support space exploration and development, are experienced in educating children, have specific business acumen, are publicly known and respected.  

Board of Directors

Mr. Nicholas Eftimiades, Founder, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Phil Grazziani, CEO, Analytical Graphics Inc.

Marshall Kaplan, Ph.D., CEO, Launchspace, Vice Chairman of the Board

Stephen S. Oswald, VP Boeing Manned Space Flight, former astronaut

Mr. Jeffery H. Watson, President, Jeff Watson Co.,
former Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs

Mr. James B. Shelton, VP, CACI Intelligence Systems

Mr. Paul Behrends, Senior Vice President, Rhoads Weber Shandwick
Government Relations in Washington, D.C.

Advisory Board

Honorable Dana Rohrabacher, Member of Congress, Chairman House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

Honorable Mark S. Kirk, Member of Congress

Honorable Dave Weldon, MD, Member of Congress

Dr. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut

Mr. Hal Hagemeier, P.E.

John S. Logsdon, Ph.D.,
Director, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

Major General  Howard "Mitch" Mitchell, USAF, (Ret.)

Dr. Kathy Sullivan, first woman to walk in space, Pres & CEO, COSI

Mr. Tim Robertson, Youth Coordinator, Association of Lunar/Planetary Observers

Ms. Michelle Truly, Senior Manager, Boeing

Mr. Pat Rawlings, Space Artist and Animator

Mr. Richard Wiese, President, The Explorers Club