WHO WE ARE

At first glance, it may be difficult to understand how our team came together. We have representation from around the planet, and our skillsets are all quite eclectic.

Individuals from multiple organizations are contributing to the technology development and space mission design efforts needed to make our vision of a spacefaring future become a reality. This includes Space Cooperative, the original team that spearheaded the idea of creating a social collaboration platform for space missions, in addition to members of Giveth and Kybern Systems who we are working with to develop a Planning Suite that utilizes Aragon.

Our Team

Yalda
 

Yalda Mousavinia
Strategic Lead Linkedin

Yalda is a co-founder of Space Cooperative and strategic lead behind the vision of creating a global space program. Yalda was previously a Senior Product Manager at Oracle where she created solutions for the Enterprise Resource Planning cloud software suite. Her career as a product manager and designer for software companies spans 10 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and an Astronautical Engineering Certificate from UCLA.

Suzi
 

Suzi Bianco
Operations Lead Linkedin

Suzana leads operations, community, and the Space Mission Activation Process and is a worker-owner of Space Cooperative. She studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal Fluminense University in Brazil, and shortly after graduating, earned an MBA in project management at Fundacao Getulio Vargas. For 8 years she worked in the engineering company Promon Engenharia, first as an intern and later as a licensed architect, developing large scale industrial and infrastructure projects such as ports, factories, subway systems and power plants. She recently shifted her career towards space exploration and has earned a Masters in Space Architecture from the University of Houston (May 2018).

Patrick
 

Patrick Donovan
Mission Engineering Lead Linkedin

Patrick graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA and now works in the private sector of structural engineering within the Los Angeles area. In the span of nearly 3 years he has worked on a diverse array of new and existing residential and commercial structures across seismically-active southern California. Patrick earned NASA’s recognition for his Mars-focused ISRU concept and briefly studied space mission engineering before co-founding Space Cooperative.

Radek
 

Radek Zasiadczuk
Technical Lead, Space Decentral Network Linkedin

Radek is the technical lead of the Space Decentral Network and also a developer on the Planning Suite. He studied at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw and has also been working as a Senior System Administrator and DevOps Engineer at Oracle for 13 years, where he builds and maintains Data Centres around the world. For the last few years with increasing fascination, he has researched augmenting human collaboration with software, starting with simple project management systems to emerging DAO-style endeavours, operating on non-linear and non-hierarchical principles.

Kevin
 

Kevin Siegler
Software Engineer, Planning Suite Linkedin

After fostering an enduring fascination with Skunk Works, Kevin obtained a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University with a focus in robotics, and worked 3 years in the aerospace industry as a mechatronics engineer. During that time he was a member of Cobham’s Leadership Development Program. Now he’s pursuing his dream of scaling the field of aerospace globally as a co-founder of Space Cooperative and helping to bring the Decentralized Space Agency to the blockchain as a Solidity developer for the Planning Suite.

Giulio
 

Giulio Prisco
Media Lead Linkedin

After earning a degree in physics with final thesis in laser physics, Giulio worked as a scientist in European research centers including CERN, then as a space system analyst at the European Space Agency (ESA), then as a senior manager in the public space sector. In 2005, Giulio left the public sector and founded a virtual reality development and consulting company, which he ran until 2011. More recently, he has been covering developments and trends in science, technology, business, crypto, and digital economy for the specialized press.  

Marc
 

Dr. Marc Cohen
Mission Architecture Lead Linkedin

Dr. Marc M. Cohen is a licensed architect who has devoted his career to developing the new field of Space Architecture. Marc worked at NASA Ames Research Center for 26 years, then at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems for 4.5 years. At NASA Ames, Marc began as a facilities architect designing aircraft support facilities, life science labs, and wind tunnels. At the beginning of the Space Station Program (1983), Marc was appointed to the Space Station Concept Development Group at NASA HQ where he served as a “commuting member” for a year.

Brayden
 

Brayden DeVito
Manufacturing Engineer Linkedin

Brayden is solutions-oriented aerospace welding and manufacturing engineer with 12 years experience facilitating the overall design process from initial specifications and simulation to prototyping and production. Throughout his career he has held various positions in the manufacturing process such as project management, streamlining manufacturing, and setting forth high caliber design and quality standards. Additionally, Brayden has contributed to projects for SpaceX and JPL, both internally as an employee and externally as a contractor, respectively.

Sean
 

Sean Marquez
Software & Systems Engineer Linkedin

Sean began his career in space exploration during his undergrad, at the University of California, Irvine, through active hands-on involvement with a Cube Satellite program. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, he worked on product development as an associate mechanical design engineer for Max Q Systems, embedded/IoT/robotics projects for tech startups, and numerical simulations as a volunteer for rLoop – a non-profit global think tank that competed in the first SpaceX hyperloop competition.

Quazia
 

Quazia
Technical Lead, Planning Suite Github

Arthur is the technical lead of the Planning Suite and project lead of the Aragon DAC development campaign. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science and Globalization Theory from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has been a professional full stack developer for 2.5 years and a smart contract developer for 1.5 years.

Otto
 

Otto Garcia
Full Stack Developer Github

Otto is a multidisciplinary self-taught developer and open source lover. He has been focused in the crypto space since 2013, involved into several altcoin community projects and blockchain startups in different fields, from mining pools to PoW algorithms, and lately doing Ethereum and dApps research, blockchain technical education programs, and managing several successful crypto communities in Spain and online with Kybern Systems.

Advisors

Paolo
 

Paolo Tasca Linkedin

Paolo Tasca is a Digital economist specialising in P2P financial systems. An advisor on blockchain technologies for different international organisations including the EU Parliament and the United Nations. Paolo is founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) at University College London. Prior to this, he was Lead Economist on digital currencies and P2P financial systems at Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt working on digital currencies and P2P lending.

Brent Sherwood
 

Brent Sherwood Linkedin

Brent Sherwood is a space architect with 29 years of professional experience in the space industry. He was at Boeing for 17 years, leading teams in concept engineering for human exploration of Mars and the Moon, in addition to manufacturing engineering of the International Space Station modules. He has been at NASA JPL for 12 years, where he is Program Manager for planetary mission formulation. He funds and coaches teams that create and propose mission concepts to NASA for scientific exploration of the solar system. He received Master of Architecture from Yale and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland.

J. Simmons
 

J. Simmons, Ph.D. Linkedin

J. has been driven by the dream of humanity becoming a spacefaring society his whole life. This drive led him to pursue multiple technical degrees, culminating in his doctorate in Space Systems Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. J. is equally passionate about the open source hardware and the maker movements. In 2009, J. founded and serves as the President of Mach 30, a US non-profit dedicated to hastening the advancement of humanity into a spacefaring civilization through the development of open source spaceflight hardware.