Assistant Secretary, National Space Society
Michael Snyder serves as Director of R&D and Lead Engineer for Made in Space, a manufacturing company developing additive manufacturing for in-space construction. Mr. Snyder is the Principal Investigator for two NASA funded technological demonstrations of additive manufacturing. The 3D Print Experiment launches to the ISS in 2014 and the AMF, a long-term additive manufacturing facility, is estimated for 2015. Michael is the current secretary of AIAA’s Space Colonization Technical Committee, and a member since 2009. In 2011 he received his Master of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Ohio State University.
During college Mr. Snyder started Schuder Technologies to work on space power systems, planetary rovers capable of prolonged exploration, and green energy concepts based on developed space systems. His professional resume includes developmental work on multiple International Space Station payloads. He has designed or participated in the developmental testing and flight verification for six payloads to the ISS (flown aboard the ULF7, ULF5, HTV-2 and HTV-3 missions). He has published over a dozen technical papers and presented concepts for advanced space and Earth systems to international audiences. His motivation to help mankind explore and colonize space is accomplished through his daily work at Made In Space and from his public outreach and engagement activities.