Michael Paul is a space systems engineer with experience on systems flown to the innermost planet, Mercury, to Earth orbit and out to the farther reaches of our solar system. Michael is the leader of Penn State's Google Lunar X Prize team, the Lunar Lion, directing Penn State's first mission to another body in our solar system. Michael is leading the PSU Applied Research Laboratory's efforts in developing a space mission leadership capability in the emerging private space exploration industry.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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