November 8-11 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, New York

Speaker

Ryan Mclinko

Ryan McLinko is a Systems Engineer at Sierra Nevada Corporation, where he is developing mechanical systems for the Dream Chaser vehicle, and a Project Manager and Director at the Space Frontier Foundation, where he chairs the annual NewSpace conference. He also serves as an advisor to the SEDS-USA Endowment Fund. Ryan is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering; his Master’s thesis was entitled “Structural Design of Low Cost, Rapid Development Satellites”. At each of the summers during his tenure at MIT, he has interned with various organizations and companies: the Mars Gravity Biosatellite Project, InfoScitex Corporation, United Launch Alliance, and SpaceX. While in school, he was heavily involved with SEDS, serving many roles in the MIT chapter, including President, serving as Webmaster and then Vice Chair in SEDS-USA, and chairing the SpaceVision 2007 Conference. Furthermore, he was heavily involved with the MIT Satellite Team, Project TALARIS, Mars Gravity Biosatellite Project, MIT Rocket Team, MIT Power Beaming Team, UAV Team, and Space Architects Group, MIT AIAA, and E33 Productions. Current and future plans revolve around assisting the NewSpace industry in reducing the cost of putting people and payload into orbit.
Ryan Mclinko
Chair, NewSpace Conference, Space Frontier Foundation