Advisory Board

Tim Chrisman, M.A.

Tim Chrisman, M.A. is the Executive Director of the Association for Space and Finance and of the Foundation For The Future. He is a Space Policy and Geopolitics expert who writes extensively about the Future of Humanity in Space.

Tim dreams of a “boring” future in space; he envisions a not-so-distant future in which regular people show up to build space homes and plug into air, water, and power supplies. The key to this mundane future, he says, is infrastructure.

“I want a future where space is boring,” says Tim. “When we think space, we think of a billionaire or rocket scientist. Why don’t we think of a welder or truck mechanic?

In 2021, Tim founded the Association for Space Finance, the industry association representing space investors, whose membership ranges from small family offices to Barclays Investment Bank. It is the trade association with the overarching intent to increase awareness at the state and federal level about the unique needs of the space finance sector.

Since 2020, he also leads the Foundation for the Future, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., leading the policy conversation around space infrastructure. Foundation for the Future is a vertically integrated nonprofit that combines a trio of organizations dedicated to unleashing America’s future through the development of and advocacy for space infrastructure, investment, and workforce development policies.

Read Tim Chrisman’s Foundation for the Future Leads the Charge Into Space.

In 2020, Tim cofounded Frontier Supplements, where they develop and deliver potent and natural solutions to slow the impact of the damaging radiation endured in space and help increase the radiation resistance of Space Tourists and Travelers.

Since 2019, Tim is also Founder and CTO at Fully Human Supplements, a joint venture between research nonprofit Frontier Research and a for-profit company with the mission to unify nature and science for those suffering from pain and inflammation.

As President of Humanity in Space, Tim helps create a pre-history of humanity’s second century in space as an educational tool for people, groups, and companies seeking to enter the space industry. Tim gives presentations, lectures, and writes articles about the general knowledge of the second industrial revolution in space.

Tim is also the host of the Podcast for the Future where he talks about ideas and challenges of Space, and why now is the time for space, living, and travel, to be a part of our conversations.

Tim is a former Army officer, who spent nearly a decade leading intelligence teams in combat and special operations units through five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

He began in 2007 as a US Army Intelligence Project Lead and in 2009 as Intelligence Project Manager for almost five years. In 2012, he became Intelligence Operations Manager and was in 2014 promoted to Chief Security Officer and Deputy Operations Officer for a 600-member special operations helicopter unit.

After his military service, Tim was selected to be a Senior Intelligence Analyst, a special advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before joining the Central Intelligence Agency as an Intelligence Officer. He held multiple assignments at the Agency, including with the Directorate of Operations and Directorate of Analysis.

Tim is a former Army intelligence officer, a special advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and most recently, a CIA officer supporting the National Space Council. He earned two master’s degrees – one in Intelligence Studies, and one in International Relations and Affairs from American University.

Tim earned his Master’s Degree in International Relations and Affairs in 2017 from American University. He earned his Master of Arts Degree in Intelligence Studies in 2013 from the American Public University System. Tim earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2007.

Tim is the author of the books Humanity in Space and Russia, a Phoenix or Merely Resurgent.

Tim moderated the conversation on Investing in the Future of Space at SALT New York Talks in September 2022 and spoke at the WERXshops 22 on Space Infrastructure: Workforce Development in Space. He is also Ambassador for Space Medicine at SpaceTech Analytics.

Watch Is Living in Space Closer than We Think? Meet Tim Chrisman.

Listen to The Interplanetary Podcast with Tim Christmas and Making Space Accessible to All.

Read Bezos, Musk, Branson, and…Chrisman and SpaceX Dragon 1 Launched 10 Years Ago: What’s Next In The Corporate Space Race.

Read This Falls Church founder wants to build out infrastructure — in space and The Future Of Space: Tim Chrisman of Foundation for the Future on How Space Travel and The Space Industry Can Improve Our Lives Here on Earth.

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