Assistant Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Southern California
Dr. Greg Autry is an educator, writer and technology entrepreneur. Dr. Autry researches entrepreneurship in context of commercial space at the University of Southern California. He served on the NASA Agency Review Team and as the White House Liaison to NASA during the Presidential transition. Dr. Autry authored An Analysis of U.S. National Competitive Advantage in Human Orbital Spaceflight Markets, for the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST). His articles on space, technology and trade have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, Washington Times, and Space News and he is a regular contributor at Forbes.
Dr. Autry is a strong advocate for increased U.S. investment in space exploration and active support for the development of a self-sustaining commercial space market. Dr. Autry believes the divisive politics of Moon vs. Mars, commercial vs. government, robotic vs. human exploration and science vs. business are founded upon a misguided zero sum, Malthusian economic model; one which commercial space development is already disrupting. He foresees a revenue generating space economy which offers a promising future for our nation and humankind as the best way to enable and support our future missions of discovery. Investing in and executing on that future is the foremost responsibility of our generation.