Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 19, 2004


JAMES W. BENSON is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SpaceDev, Inc., a provider of affordable and innovative space products and solutions to government and commercial enterprises. Mr. Benson brings 30 years of successful, hands-on high-tech entrepreneurial and management experience to SpaceDev. Prior to founding SpaceDev, Mr. Benson was Founder and President of Compusearch Software Systems and ImageFast, both of McLean, Virginia. Mr. Benson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Missouri. He founded the non-profit Space Development Institute and he is the Vice Chairman and private sector representative on NASA's national Space Grant Review Panel. Profile
TWST: Please start with a description of SpaceDev, including a brief

history and what it looks like today.

Mr. Benson: SpaceDev is a company that produces, designs, develops,

builds and flies