Dean, Department of Space Infrastructure and Sustainable Exploration
James M. (Mike) Snead is the founder and president of Spacefaring Institute LLC. He is a registered professional engineer and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronatuics & Astronautics (AIAA). Previously, he was the chair of the AIAA Space Logistics Technical Committee.
Mike Snead is a retired civilian aerospace engineer with the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. With nearly four decades of experience, he worked on a wide range of aerospace systems including the Air Force studies of Transatmospheric Vehicles, the National Aerospace Plane, and the Delta Clipper-Experiemental Single Stage Rocket Technology program. He has also worked on the staff of the Air Force Research Laboratory focused on global air and space logistics and futures technology wargaming.
Most recently, Mike Snead’s efforts have focused on advocating for the near-future astrologistics capabilities needed to transform America into a true human spacefargin nation. He is the author of the book Astroelectricity: Why American engineers should advocate for GEO space solar power to end America’s CO2 emissions, make America energy secure, and prepare American for the 22nd century. He is also the author of the blog Spacefaring America.