Kevin Stube servers as a contractor at the NASA Ames Research Center as the Program Manager for the Exploration Technology Directorate.
Kevin sees peaceful exploration and settlement of space as a priority for humanity, but this is difficult in the current economic difficulties of the world. He supports a dynamic international cooperative including government, commercial, private, and advocacy groups such as the Planetary Society, helps reduce the cost of space exploration and improve the economy.
Kevin Stube has followed a passion for space since he was ten years old and received a poster of the Hubble Space Telescope his future stepfather brought back from the 38th IAC. Kevin received a Masters Degree in Space Studies and a Masters in Business Administration and Project Management. He has also studied doctoral level planetary science at the University of Arizona. Kevin was a member of the TESS mission proposal team and test support engineer for the TEGA instrument of the Mars Phoenix Mission.
Kevin Stube helped start the first, and all subsequent, IAF Young Professionals Programme at the IAC. He has taken part in organizing the Next Generation Plenaries at the past three IACs and the IAC in Naples. Kevin serves on several IAF committees. He is the Chair of the IAF Workforce Development and Young Professionals Programme Committee and a member of the IAF Technical Advisory Committee for the Cultural Uses of Space (ITTACUS), and the Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee as well as a member of several award selection panels for the past 8 years. Kevin is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Planetary Society and served in several positions in the Space Generation Advisory Council between 2004 and 2009.