Gregg Maryniak

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Gregg E. Maryniak (born February 1954 ) is an American lawyer, entrepreneur and deputy director of the X-Prize Foundation .

In 1974 he founded the company Oak Research Enterprises , the control systems for quadriplegics (Engl. Quadriplegics) designs, builds and installs. Maryniak received his Doctorate in Law from Northwestern University in 1978 . This was followed by a career as a lawyer in Chicago , then vice president of research and development at the Institute for Space Studies in Princeton , New Jersey . In 1985 he was responsible for the planning and development of the space probe Lunar Prospector , which examined the surface of the moon in July 1999.

He also served as a scientific advisor to Futron Corporation in Bethesda , Maryland, and assisted NASA with its transportation and business operations for space exploration and telecommunications .

Maryniak was also a lecturer at the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Natural History. He has lectured in North America, Europe and Asia. The American aerospace institute honored him in 1991 for his lecture The Harvest of Space (Eng. The benefits / yields of space) .

Today he is a professor at the International Space University . In 1996 he received the Tsiolkovsky Medal for his work. In 1998 he received the Vision to Reality Award from the Space Frontier Foundation for his work on the Lunar Prospector probe .

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