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On Earth We Make Our Stand

“On that Pale Blue Dot….everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives…… Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand” – Carl Sagan. From lunar orbit the problem we face is obvious.  But through the […]


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Dr. Edward Lu, PhD.

Astronaut Edward Lu is a respected scientist, technologist, consultant and speaker.   Currently, he is Chief of Innovative Applications at Liquid Robotics, an ocean data services company located in Silicon Valley and Chairman of B612 Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to predict and prevent catastrophic asteroid impacts on Earth.

Dr. Lu also provides advice and guidance to leaders in business and government on complex technical issues, scientific and technology trends and long term strategic planning.  He is also serves as an advisor to several entrepreneurial companies in Silicon Valley. He is a requested speaker and has given talks around the world on innovation, technology, space, and energy.

Formerly at Google, Inc., Dr. Lu led the Advanced Projects Group responsible for imaging for Google Street View and Google Maps/Earth, book scanning technology and innovative energy projects.

Prior to Google, Dr. Lu had a distinguished twelve-year career as a NASA Astronaut.  He flew on three space missions logging over 206 days in space.  In 2003 with just nine weeks of training, Dr. Lu earned the distinction of being the First American to launch as the Flight Engineer on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.  He became part of the first two-person skeleton crew to live aboard the International Space Station for six months. Dr. Lu received numerous commendations for his space service including NASA’s highest honor; the Distinguished Service Medal.

Dr. Lu lives in Silicon Valley and is writing a book about his 6-month stay aboard the International Space Station.


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