Dr. Aldrin has a background in government research, aerospace industry and academia focusing on the intersection of policy, business, and academia. Dr. Aldrin is currently the founder and director of the ISU Center for Space Entrepreneurship at Florida Tech. where is also Director of the Aldrin Space Institute. The Center for Space Entrepreneurship focuses on training the next generation of leaders in space industry as well as providing a forum for business and policy relevant research in the commercial and civil space industry. Prior to Florida Tech, Dr. Aldrin was President of Moon Express, responsible for day to day operations of an emerging NewSpace company. Before this, Dr. Aldrin was Director of Business Development and Advanced Programs for Boeing NASA programs, Boeing Launch Programs and United Launch Alliance. He has also served as a Resident Consultant at the RAND Corporation and Professional Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses. During his industry work, Dr. Aldrin also served Adjunct Faculty member at International Space University, the University of Houston and California State University at Long Beach. Dr. Aldrin’s publications have covered issues of space policy and strategic planning.
Dr. Aldrin is also the President of the Aldrin Family Foundation, a charitable organization focused on space education providing curricular, educational tools, public outreach, and financial support to over 300 schools scholars and universities. Dr. Aldrin serves on the Board of several foundations including: The Secure World Foundation, the Sea-Space Symposium, Space for Humanity and the Tau Zero Foundation.