an Explore Mars Event

May 16-18, 2023

The National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington D.C.

Ken Davidian

International Space University | Vice President, North American Operations
Dr. Ken Davidian has worked in the space sector for almost 40 years, including 20 years at NASA (Lewis/Glenn Headquarters), 14 years at the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, and 5 years in private industry/academia. Davidian wears many hats: he is the Vice President of North American Operation for the International Space University, the Editor-in-Chief of the New Space journal, an Adjunct Professor for Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, and owner of a research, research consulting, and outreach company named Impossible Research. Davidian is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, a Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, and is internationally active as an officer or advisor on multiple committees and groups. Davidian received a BS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a doctorate in Business Administration focusing on market-level organizational change, innovation, and space market emergence.