What is the Challenge?
Health, safety, and well-being of astronauts during spaceflight
What is our Strategy?
Focus on the passengers and their habitat
What is our Solution?
Suppress human metabolic activity and thermogenesis during spaceflight
The Human Torpor Fund is lead by a team of aerospace experts, asset managers, and technology innovators.
As Executive Director of the Human Torpor Fund, he is responsible for all strategic direction, management oversight, governance, communication and board relations. Prior to founding the HTF, he spent his 21 year career in systems integration, multidisciplinary optimization, and power/propulsion system design and performance assessment for future space concepts. As Chief Technical Officer and President of SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc., Dr. Bradford oversee the engineering teams, leads new business efforts, and is the primary interface for all business with the Department of Defense.
Dr. Bradford has a Doctorate and Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Minor in Computer Programming from North Carolina State University. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and children.
He received a BS from Texas A&M University and an MPS RE from Cornell University. Mr. Vallo was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and raised in Houston, Texas. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children.
Patrick is currently serving as an Executive Advisor on SAP’s High Tech Industry Team. In addition to working with the management teams of leading High Tech organizations, Patrick is also responsible for developing SAP’s North American Industry Business Plan for the High Tech Industry.
Patrick received bachelors degrees in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration from University of Southern California. Mr. Maroney was born in New England. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and daughter.