Strategist, NASA Ames Research Center
Matthew Reyes is a Emerging Technology Strategist for NASA Ames Research Center’s Chief Technologist. Matt’s current focus is on how NASA can best engage the Maker community through small satellite and advanced manufacturing initiatives. Matt serves NASA Ames as a subcontractor with Exploration Solutions; a small business he founded in 2007 after 4 years as Director of Technical Operations for the Zero Gravity Corporation. Matt has evaluated or participated with dozens of technical payloads and has flown hundreds of parabolic microgravity flights aboard B727 & KC135 aircraft. In 2012, Matt received NASTAR Center certification as a Sub-orbital Research Scientist with intentions on working in space someday. In his spare time, he’s written for Make Magazine and helped build the Mars Rover Art Car for Burning Man.