Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 19, 2004
JAMES BENSON – SPACEDEV INC (SPDV)
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
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,