President, International and Space Stations, Voyager Space; Chairman of the Board, Nanoracks
Jeffrey Manber served at the CEO of Nanoracks from 2009-2021 where he broke barriers for access to space and oversaw the growth of numerous commercial ISS programs, including the development of the first commercial Airlock. Most recently, he was appointed as President of International and Space Stations at Voyager Space. Jeffrey also continues to serve as Chairman of the Board for Nanoracks. As the only American to ever work officially for the Russian space program, his prior experience includes serving as Managing Director of Energia USA, the American arm of RSC Energia. In 1991, he carried over the first commercial contract between NASA and the Soviet Union to use Soyuz as an escape vehicle for Space Station Freedom. Later, Jeffrey represented the Russian space organizations when the basic contracts to realize the International Space Station were negotiated. As CEO of MirCorp, which leased the Russian space station Mir, he oversaw the first ever commercially funded crewed mission, of over 70 days, to the Mir space station. Jeffrey also codeveloped the first fund dedicated to commercial space on Wall Street (Shearson Lehman) and has served as an advisor to numerous companies and governments. In 2012, Jeffrey was awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal.