Chris Lewicki is President and Chief Engineer of Arkyd Astronautics, a company developing novel technologies to enable the commercial robotic exploration of the solar system. Arkyd’s mission is to incorporate commercial innovation into space exploration by enabling a rapid-cycle design approach that will revolutionize space exploration and dramatically lower cost. Previously at JPL, he served on the assembly, test, and launch operations teams for Spirit, Opportunity and Phoenix Mars missions. He was also Flight Director for Spirit and Opportunity, and the Surface Misison Manager for Phoenix. Mr. Lewicki is a two-time recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal and has an asteroid named in his honor, 13609Lewicki.