Stevan Akerly, NSS Space Ambassador

Stevan Ackerly
Stevan Akerley, NSS Space Ambassadors Program Director

A former member of the NSS Board of Directors, Stevan Akerley is a retired aerospace engineer from Pratt & Whitney, UTC (now RTX), with 40 years of manufacturing and engineering experience with automated N/C equipment and measurement sensor systems in manufacturing applications. He also has experience in precision manufacturing, machine measurement, CAD CAM software development, quality assurance, and tool and equipment design. Stevan was involved in project and program management on multiple engine programs.

He holds an AA degree in liberal arts, a BS degree in industrial technology, and an MBA degree in Management Information Systems and International Business. He also holds a Computer Information Technology Certificate from Central Connecticut State University and is currently serving as a Space Ambassador with the National Space Society. He has attended multiple classes at The Kepler Space Institute, and written a paper for the Journal of Space Philosophy 9, No. 1 (Spring 2020), titled, “Space Paradigm Shift.”

Areas of Presentation Specialization

  • The Moon
  • Our Solar System
  • In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)
  • Robotics
  • Space launch and orbital hardware technology


  • Space Update: “What’s happening in Space and Exploration”
  • Space Solar Power
  • Commercial LEO Space Stations
  • Our Solar System
  • Space Exploration Update 2017
  • The Search for ET
  • “The High Frontier: An Easier way”
  • Space Exploration Update / Human Future in Space
  • The Selling of Space
  • Proposed Lunar Science Base
  • Space Exploration Updates, Ver. 5
  • ISRU
  • Space Ambassadors Program
  • Robotic technology
  • Advanced Propulsion & Launch Concepts
  • Utilizing Surface Resources on the Moon
  • The Great Space telescopes

Location: Durham, Connecticut, USA
Available for Virtual Presentations: Yes
Available for In-Person Presentations: Yes, with travel compensation.

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