Chris Lewicki

CEO, Planetary Resources

Chris Lewicki has been intimately involved with the lifecycle of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers and the Phoenix Mars Lander, having performed system-engineering development and participated in assembly, test, and launch operations for both Mars missions. He was flight director for the rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and surface mission manager for the Phoenix. The recipient of two NASA Exceptional Achievement medals, Chris has an asteroid named in his honor: 13609 Lewicki.

At Planetary Resources, Chris is responsible for the strategic development of the company's mission and vision, and engagement with customers and the scientific community. He also serves as technical compass and leads day-to-day operations.

Planetary Resources' long-term mission is to "expand humanity's economy into the Solar System" by developing and deploying the technologies to extend Earth's natural resource base through asteroid mining. The company is developing and deploying commercial robotic spacecraft technology, first for Earth orbit; after demonstration of core technology, telescopic observation capability, deep space laser communications, and propulsion, the company will deploy the Arkyd series to near-Earth asteroid targets of commercial interest.


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News for: Chris Lewicki

Speaker at FiRe 2014 and 2018

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The asteroid mining bubble has burst
Posted on 7 Jan 2019 at 6:42pm

Mining in Space: What It Means for the Economy?
Posted on 2 Jan 2019 at 2:25am

How the Space Mining Industry Came Down to Earth
Posted on 22 Nov 2018 at 3:23am

Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources acquired by blockchain firm
Posted on 31 Oct 2018 at 3:25pm

Blockchain Software Firm ConsenSys Acquires Asteroid Mining Company
Posted on 31 Oct 2018 at 4:12pm

Asteroid Mining is a Loftier Goal than Previously Thought
Posted on 27 Nov 2018 at 12:53am

A Redmond company’s cosmic gamble
Posted on 28 Mar 2018 at 6:00am

To the Moon? Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Acquires Asteroid Mining Company
Posted on 31 Oct 2018 at 2:23pm

Industrial space age: Companies looking to cash in on mining asteroids
Posted on 30 May 2017 at 7:24am

Interview: Planetary Resources’ Chris Lewicki Wants to Mine Some Asteroids
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 at 10:13am



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