Will is an explorer, an entrepreneur, and an advocate dedicated to opening the space frontier. He is currently the Vice President for Special Projects at Virgin Galactic, the world's first spaceline. Part of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group of companies, Virgin Galactic is building on the legacy of the X PRIZE-winning SpaceShipOne effort by bringing a new fleet of commercial spacecraft into regular service for private, civil, and scientific passengers. Will is also is a Trustee of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), the world's largest student space organization. From 2005 - 2011, he worked at the X PRIZE Foundation, the world-leading incentive prize organization. As Senior Director of Space Prizes, he served as the primary author and manager of the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE and the $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE. He has also worked at Harvard University; Brown University, the Futron Corporation, and the United Nations, and co-founded SpaceAlumni.com. Will is a graduate of Harvard University, the NASA Academy, and the International Space University. He is married to Mrs. Diana Trujillo Pomerantz, a Systems Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Will and Diana have both served as coaches for the Zero Gravity Corporation, logging more than 45 minutes of weightless time on parabolic flights. Will proudly served on a Federal Advisory Committee producing a report on “Meeting the Workforce Needs for the National Vision for Space Exploration." He is also an author of a chapter in the textbook Space Commerce.
Vice President, Virgin Galactic