President & CEO || Andrew Rush
Andrew Rush is President & CEO of Silicon Valley-based Made In Space, Inc. He oversees the operations, business development, and strategy of Made In Space (MIS) as it continues to push boundaries of manufacturing technology in space, at sea, and in other extreme environments for government, commercial, and defense customers.
Andrew served as general counsel during MIS's startup phase and became CEO in 2015. His vision of an interplanetary existence for humanity guides MIS to drive forward offerings that enable life and work in space. As the first manufacturing company in space, MIS is uniquely positioned to unlock the tremendous potential of the space economy by creating the tools, infrastructure, and equipment necessary for humankind to build among the stars.
Previously, Andrew worked in the intellectual property, business and ground crew/launch prep organziations at Masten Space Systems. Before becoming an attorney, he was a research assistant in a Solid State Physics Laboratory at the University of North Florida (UNF). He currently serves on the Physics Advisory Group from UNF.
Andrew holds a B.S. in physics from UNF and a J.D. from Stetson University. He is also a recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award from UNF.
Chief Engineer || Michael Snyder
Michael is Chief Engineer and co-founder of Made In Space, where he led the team that developed the first additive manufacturing capability in space. His professional resume includes developmental work on multiple International Space Station payloads.
Michael has designed or participated in the developmental testing and flight verification for eight payloads to the ISS. He has published more than two dozen technical papers and presented concepts for advanced space and Earth systems to international audiences.
As the first manufacturing company to operate in space, MIS is uniquely positioned to unlock the tremendous potential of the space economy by creating the tools, infrastructure, and equipment necessary for humankind to build among the stars.
Michael earned bachelor's and master's degrees of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from The Ohio State University.
Chief Technology Officer || Jason Dunn
Jason co-founded Made In Space in 2010 as a result of analyzing the best possible approaches to enabling a fully sustainable form of space colonization.
With a core focus on space manufacturing, the company has since built, flown, and operated the first and second 3D printers in space. Installed on the International Space Station, the first Made In Space Zero-Gravity 3D printer began space manufacturing in November 2014. Today, Made In Space operates the second-generation 3D printer on the ISS, called the Additive Manufacturing Facility, enabling groups across the planet to have hardware manufactured in space.
Additionally, Made In Space is working with NASA in the development of the Archinaut program, to enable in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly of large space structures.