Mike is a serial entrepreneur with four successful startups and was previously a Vice President at Google where he led Project Loon, a high-altitude telecommunications product. He has two degrees in Aerospace Engineering from MIT.
Ben holds advanced degrees in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, and Plasma Physics, is a former professor at the University of Michigan, and was the founder and CEO of an aerospace company which was acquired by Apple.
The Apollo Fusion team includes domain experts in nuclear physics, Hall thrusters, plasma physics, and propellants, in addition to aerospace, electrical, mechanical, software, and nuclear engineering. The team has over 150 years worth of Hall thruster experience and is based in Silicon Valley.