NewSpace 2011 will again be held in Silicon Valley again this year
Tom Shelley was appointed president of Space Adventures, Ltd. in June, 2010. Space Adventures is the only company that provides opportunities to the world’s marketplace to experience space. Mr. Shelley joined the company in mid-2006 as the vice president of sales and marketing focusing on the development of the orbital spaceflight program, during which time Space Adventures successfully completed a total of five spaceflight missions. Space Adventures has facilitated the flights of all the self-funded private space explorers, including Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth, Gregory Olsen, Anousheh Ansari, Charles Simonyi, Richard Garriott and Guy Laliberté. With each client, Mr. Shelley played an active role in mission development and execution. He also refined the corporate sponsorship program, in which he successfully aligned corporate partners with client objectives. He continues to lead the sales prospecting effort for the company’s entire portfolio of space experiences that include a proposed historic return to the Moon, flights to the edge of space and the company’s high-profile flights to the International Space Station. A graduate of the University of Manchester, Mr. Shelley began his career marketing quality management system audit services for the British Standards Institution, before shifting gears and joining the commercial spaceflight industry. He was born in the United Kingdom, and has been a resident of the United States for the past 10 years. Most recently, Mr. Shelley became the proud father of twin girls.
President, Space Adventures