Colorado School of Mines • Professor

Dr. George Sowers is a Professor of Practice at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) supporting the world’s first and only graduate program in Space Resources. Before joining CSM he spent 30 years in the space transportation industry working for Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin and the United Launch Alliance (ULA). He was the Chief Systems Engineer for the development of the Atlas V rocket and led the effort to human rate the Atlas V for the launch of the Boeing Starliner capsule. In 2017, he retired from his position as Vice President and Chief Scientist at ULA where his team developed an architecture for fully reusable in-space stages fueled by propellant mined, refined and distributed in space. Dr. Sowers holds a BS in Physics from Georgia Tech and a PhD in Physics from the University of Colorado. Dr. Sowers is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).