Chris Lewicki

Co-Founder and CEO, gravityLab; Space Domain Co-Chair, XPRIZE; Entrepreneur in Residence, Mandala Space Ventures

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto

Stream: Space

Chris is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of gravityLab, Accelerating Life Off-Planet by creating remotely operated artificial gravity laboratories in Earth orbit. He is Co-Chair of the Space Domain at XPRIZE, and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Mandala Space Ventures.

Chris Lewicki is an entrepreneur, engineer and “near-futurist” focused on the economic development of space. He is fascinated by exponential technologies, integrating ideas from disparate industries, and creating space infrastructure upon which generations of progress can be made. He is most interested in increasing the in-space demand for infrastructure and services in space. Chris co-founded and as CEO led Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, launching satellites, creating new space policy, and changing the public discourse on space mining. He helped design, build and operate the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, as well as the Phoenix Mars Lander while at NASA. He is the recipient of two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, and has asteroid 13609 Lewicki named in his honor.