Vice President, Special Projects

Virgin Galactic

Speaking At:
The Future of Science in Space
June 26, 2013 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 147B
Topic: Technology & Infrastructure

Will Pomerantz is the Vice President for Special Projects at Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. In that role, Will extends Virgin Galactic’s efforts beyond space tourism, including projects to fly research and educational payloads onboard the suborbital spacecraft SpaceShipTwo and to launch small satellites into orbit onboard LauncherOne. Will also serves as a Trustee of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), the world’s largest student space organization. He is a graduate of Harvard University, the NASA Academy, and the International Space University. From 2005 – 2011, he worked at the X PRIZE Foundation, the world-leading incentive prize organization, where he served as the primary author and manager of the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE and the $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE. He has also worked at Harvard and Brown Universities, the Futron Corporation, and the United Nations, and was the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of, an early social network for space professionals.