Chris Lewicki

XPRIZE Space Domain Chair | Founder, Twingine | Former: NASA JPL, Planetary Resources, gravityLab | Independent, Interplanetary Enterprises

Role: Associate

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

Streams: Manufacturing, Space

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. Chris is most interested in increasing the in-space demand for infrastructure and services in space. He is the chair of the Space Domain at XPRIZE, co-founded gravityLab, and previously 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. Chris helped design, build and operate the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, as well as the Phoenix Mars Lander while at NASA. He has served on NASA review boards for the Insight Mars Lander, the Curiosity rover, and the Psyche mission to a metal asteroid. Chris is the recipient of two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, and has asteroid 13609 Lewicki named in his honor.