Joseph P. Landon Fellowship Fund for Commercial Space Established at HBS

Joseph P. Landon (2007 MBA) Fellowship Fund for Commercial Space Established at HBS
Boston, Massachusetts

The Harvard Business School (HBS) Aerospace & Aviation Club and HBS External Relations jointly announced the establishment of the Joseph P. Landon (2007 MBA) Fellowship Fund at the “Moving the Future Conference at HBS,” held on February 12 in Boston at HBS. The fund will provide significant financial support to HBS MBA students pursuing a career interest in the commercial space industry.

Joseph Landon is currently Chairman of the Board of Space Angels Network and Vice President and CFO of the billionaire-backed asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources. Landon previously led Spaceflight Program Development at Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company brokering private citizen missions to the International Space Station. He is a connector of aerospace entrepreneurs and investors and a long-time advocate of the emerging commercial space industry.

Landon holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering-Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

“I was fortunate to have studied at Harvard Business School during the very early days of the commercial space industry,” Landon said. “I hope that this fellowship will encourage others who are passionate about space to pursue an MBA at Harvard.”

“We appreciate this generous gift to Harvard Business School. Mr. Landon has been an inspiration to MBA students who are seeking to build careers in this exciting industry,” said Nikhil Sachdeva, Co-Chair of the Moving the Future Conference. The 2016 Moving the Future Conference is the inaugural annual conference at the Harvard Business School.

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