Mike Lewis is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Nanoracks, a Voyager Space Company, where he is responsible for overseeing the technical, scientific, and engineering direction for the company. He has developed, built, and flown experiment platforms to the International Space Station, and has helped deliver more than 1,300 experiments to space. He and his team designed the NRCSD (the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) system which has deployed over 300 satellites from the ISS, as well as a satellite deployer that has deployed over 30 satellites from the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft. Mike is an inventor of the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock, the first commercial component of the Space Station, which is currently in operation.
Before joining Nanoracks, Mike was the lead engineer for Deep Down, Inc., a Houston-based company that fabricates subsea structures and services deepwater subsea oil operations. Prior to that, Mike comes from a background of Aerospace (Tethers Unlimited, Inc.), Electromechanical Design (ANCO Engineers, Inc.), Structural Engineering (Structural Components, LLC) and as an Adjunct Professor in Space Systems Operation Management (Webster University).
Nanoracks is the leader in providing access to commercial space and Mike continues to find new opportunities for payloads in low Earth orbit, the moon and beyond.