JANE POYNTER is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arizona-based World View Enterprises, a company pioneering discovery at the edge of space through the use of high-altitude balloons. Poynter will expound on World View’s goal to provide the “orbital perspective,” and will explain how viewing Earth from space changes people’s lives for the better back on the ground.
GEOFF NOTKIN is President of Arizona-based Aerolite Meteorites, Inc. and a world-renowned meteorite hunter and expert. Notkin will discuss his lifelong fascination with meteorites and how the discovery and study of space rocks contributes to our constantly evolving perspective of life on Earth and the origins of our solar system.
More about Jane Poynter: Ms. Poynter is a member of the Biosphere 2 design team and a member of the original crew who lived inside the sealed, self-sustaining habitat for two years. She was co-founder, President and Chairwoman of Paragon Space Development Corporation, which develops technologies for extreme environments. Experiments in her patented, self-sustaining habitats have flown on the International Space Station (ISS), Mir and the Space Shuttle.
More about Geoff Notkin: The media has described Geoff as one of the “rock stars of science.” He hosts Science Channel’s award-winning adventure series, “Meteorite Men” and the two-time Emmy Award-winning educational TV series, “STEM Journals.” Notkin is an internationally recognized authority on meteorites, an award-winning author and photographer, a television and film producer, world traveler, and adventurer. His commercial meteorite company, Aerolite Meteorites, Inc., is a global leader in space rock recovery and research. Notkin serves on the Board of Governors of the National Space Society.