August 29, 2016 • Blog

Rusty Hunt

Rusty plays Bari Sax loudly in the ISO and also tries to sing Bass. On his 49th birthday, Rusty was the NASA Flight Director when the LCROSS team hit the Moon’s South Pole and found buckets and tons of ice in the permanently shadowed Cabeaus crater, re-writing science textbooks and forever changing our understanding of […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, VP, Operations, Singularity University Emeline has degrees in Physics, and Earth and Space Science, and attended the ISU summer program as a student in Strasbourg, France. She has been involved with the International Space University for 20 years serving as full time and volunteer staff for nine ISU summer programs around the world in […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Martin Thoolen

 Martin Thoolen, Head of Drug Development, Edison Pharmaceuticals Martin plays contrabass. Hailing from the Netherlands, he and his family have called the US home since the early eighties. Martin pursues both classical and jazz music, and has played with a variety of community bands and orchestras, including the Ames Jazz Band, The Lyratones, The Friday […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Prof Chris. Welch

Prof Chris. Welch is Director of MSc Programs at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. He has a PhD in spacecraft engineering from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom – where he is also adjunct faculty – and an MSc in space physics from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. His […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Peter I. A. T. Robinson

Peter was born in San Francisco. A father of three teenage girls and a husband to a yoga teacher, he has spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1987 he received a BA in Computer Science from University of California at Santa Cruz (go Banana Slugs!) In 1988 he began […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Jonathan Knowles

Jonathan Knowles is a senior advisor to the CEO and CTO at Autodesk providing thought leadership and insight on the intersection of emerging technology and social trends, the impact of discontinuous innovation, and beyond the horizon technologies. Knowles is a former faculty member of the Claremont Colleges, a lifelong learner from the University of California, […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Shea A.J. Comfort

Shea A.J. Comfort first discovered the Armenian duduk while he was a university student in Paris, France.  His ensuing search for duduk recordings led him to Djivani, the first Armenian traditional music ensemble in France. He studied and eventually played with them during the next four years until he completed his degree and returned to […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Dr. Pete Worden

So delighted to have Dr. Pete Worden on board of the International Space Orchestra! Dr Pete Worden will be playing the gong! Simon P. (“Pete”) Worden, Ph.D. (Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret.) (born 1949, in Michigan) is Director of NASA‘s Ames Research Center (ARC) at Moffett Field, Calif. Before joining NASA, he held several positions in […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Bob Crow

Bob Crow plays the baritone saxophone in the NASA-Ames big band.  Well into his 8th decade, he is rather retired.  However, rather than using idle time to consort with cutthroats, gamblers and thieves, he edits an economics journal, serves on a bank’s board of directors, and keeps his saxophone company in three bands.  He has […]

August 29, 2016 • Blog

Sarah Groves Hobart

Sarah does software engineering and space systems engineering at NASA.  At home she dreams about space and sometimes singing outside the shower.  She’s thrilled at the opportunity to combine both of those dreams with ISO!  Notable things she is doing at NASA include working with others to fly a lunar mission using a spacecraft that […]