Tau Zero Foundation resources from a vast international network of dedicated, accomplished scientists, aerospace engineers, journalists, artists, and science fiction writers We look beyond the comfort zone of our peers for revolutionary gains, yet in steps that can be accomplished today.
Our experts are engaged for their drive to explore ideas beyond the comfort zone of their peers, and the competence and objectivity to make genuine, reliable progress.
Our network includes the experts most capable of addressing the formidable challenges of interstellar flight, while focusing on bringing value to the near, and interim term development of the rapidly growing private space industry. From this growing foundation of impartial knowledge, future missions and vehicles will be created.
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Board of Directors
Jeff is a recognized expert in reusable launch vehicle (RLV) regulations. He has been a member of the COMSTAC RLV working group since 2000 and presently serves on the full COMSTAC, and he was integral in the first spaceport license at an airport, in Mojave, California, and the first spaceport license at a scheduled air service airport, in Midland, Texas. He was one of the architects of the regulatory policy embodied in the 2004 Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act; following which he co-founded the trade association for the commercial space industry, now the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He also recently took over as Chairman of the Board at the Tau Zero foundation, a non-profit group working towards practical interstellar transportation technologies.
In 2009 he was named by the White House to a panel of independent experts that examined alternatives for advancing the United States’ human space exploration agenda. Chaired by Normal Augustine, the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee examined ongoing and planned NASA activities and present options for a safe, innovative, affordable, and sustainable human space flight program after the retirement of the space shuttle. He has remained active in national space transportation policy and has given several widely circulated speeches on the subject.
Greason was cited by Time magazine in 2001 as one of the “Inventors of the Year” for his team’s work on the EZ-Rocket. In 2016 the National Space Society awarded him the Space Pioneer Award for Entrepreneurial Business. Mr. Greason holds 25 U.S. patents. He graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and currently lives in Midland, Texas.
Dr. Andrew Aldrin
Chief Media Director
As a journalist, Rod’s work has appeared in Space.com, LiveScience.com, the Huffington Post, Popular Science, and many other print and online venues. Rod has also produced documentary programming on spaceflight for The History Channel as well as Discovery Communications. He has written on spaceflight and science for NASA/JPL and Caltech, and authored a guide to executive education for the Johnson Space Center/The Conference Board’s Apollo Leadership Experience. Rod speaks frequently on spaceflight and executive development, and is a frequent radio guest with regular appearances on WGN/Chicago, KFI/Los Angeles and numerous syndicated radio programs. He worked on the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a visual effects coordinator for three seasons, and spent a decade at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
William H. Tauskey
Bill’s career has included a professional foundation of 10 yrs. at IBM in sales, sales management and product development positions; over 12 years of sales and executive management positions in high tech and space related companies; and over 10 years in executive level consulting firms.
Community service experience includes as an officer/board member of several local and regional non-profit organizations. Bill is also serving as a board member on the US Naval Academy Nomination Committee for the 18th Congressional District of California.
Bill holds an M.S. from Texas A&M and a B.S. from the Virginia Military Institute. His military service includes serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
President/CEO - Chief Bridge Builder to the Galaxy
As president and chief executive officer at The Tau Zero Foundation, Rhonda Stevenson is responsible for the global executive functions of the company. She brings nearly two decades of deep industry experience to the role. Her leadership is focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving sustainable innovation across multiple fronts in the space industry.
With a passion for building successful, abundant relationships within the space industry, she also currently serves as President and CEO of Orbital Assembly Corporation and, concurrently, President and CEO of Space Mining and Resources Coalition, Inc. and Board Chairperson of United Space Structures, where she also currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. In 2013 she founded Blue Elysium Enterprises as a vehicle for providing strategic and analytical executive consulting to technology companies. Early in her career, she served as Chief Marketing & Promotions Officer at Deep Space Industries.
Subject Matter Experts
Dr. Marc H. Weber
Research professor and manager of the W. M. Keck Antimatter Laboratory at Washington State University
Eric W. Davis, PhD
Institute for Advanced Studies-Austin and EarthTech International Tau Zero Foundation, Specialist on faster-than-light general relativity and quantum vacuum physics
Daniel José Marie
Director of International Partnerships
Daniel José Marie from an early age had a fascination with dinosaurs, the deep sea, and deep space. In his teens he built rockets, power amps, model T-Rex’s, boats, space stations, airplanes, and go-karts. He started and sold his first company while he was at university studying mathematics and has been a serial entrepreneur. Daniel believes there is already a child born today that will never die. He is interested in the challenges facing humanity, especially the future of work, and what it will mean to be conscious when the first human is ‘printed’ in a spaceship orbiting the nearest Exoplanet. Under the guise of the “Deep Space Cowboy”, Daniel evangelizes on opportunities presented by the New Space industry, the democratization of space, and that everyone equally owns and shares in the future.
Back on earth, Daniel is an executive producer and corporate advisor who has taken many concepts and ideas from origination thru to active projects, in Australia, Asia Pacific, and China. He has advised on high-speed rail projects in the region, the establishment of the Asian Le Mans motorsport series in 5 countries in Asia, modern agricultural carnivals, building the first monster truck in China, and numerous collaboration, joint venture, M&A, and funding transactions in tech, banking, and financial risk management, and cybersecurity. Daniel is also a board member of the Jamieson Group, an Australian-based mining and resources management consultancy.