TEL AVIV (7 January, 2017) — The DAV Foundation is pleased to announce ex-NASA astronaut Dr. Scott J. Horowitz has joined them as a key member of its advisory board.
“Welcoming Scott to our board of advisors represents the addition to our team of even more world-class industrial and technological knowledge and experience. We are very excited to have the benefit of his wisdom and insight as we continue building a stellar team to ensure the realization of the DAV vision,” said Noam Copel, CEO and Founder of the DAV Foundation.
Horowitz graduated with a Ph.D in aerospace engineering and was a scientist for the Lockheed Corporation. He also served as a test pilot for the United States Air Force. As a NASA astronaut he piloted three Space Shuttle missions and commanded a fourth. After retirement from the USAF and NASA he returned to NASA as the Director of Space Transportation and Exploration. In this role, Horowitz was responsible for leading the agency in the development of new spacecraft that would carry astronauts back to the Moon and travel to Mars and other destinations in the solar system. He was also responsible for selecting SpaceX as contractors to NASA, giving them $278 million in NASA seed money to help fund the development and flight development of Dragon. Horowitz now provides technical consultations to aviation, aerospace and commercial space companies, as well as many drone companies.
“I am thrilled to join the DAV team on their journey to create and launch new and innovative infrastructure for a global Internet of Transport,” Scott said. “They’re building the future of transportation, and I am so pleased to be able to offer them my help.”
The DAV Foundation has assembled a core operations team of professionals to accomplish the project’s long-term goals, with distinguished experts such as Mr. Horowitz providing advice and strategic perspective. Other leading experts will be announced as additions to the DAV team in the coming weeks.
The DAV Foundation’s mission is to promote and support research and development of the DAV network, as well as positioning it as the decentralized autonomous vehicle global standard. The organization is guided by the principles of transparency and openness, and invites the DAV community to help build a new way of transporting goods and people around the globe. The DAV Foundation is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, with representation offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, San Francisco, USA and Vancouver, Canada.
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