Vince Roux is passionate about the promise that space holds for all of us, and focused on developing the tools and processes needed for human kind to live and thrive as a result of our moving out into the solar system. Vince is one of the owners, lead researchers, and founder of Off Planet Research, which simulates extra-terrestrial environments, and manufactures lunar regolith simulants, for research and development of space-based technologies. He has over 30 years of experience working in, managing, and owning businesses in the aerospace and space industries. Vince has a broad range of experience from operating as a pilot and mechanic in remote unimproved areas, to maintaining heavy commercial aircraft, to building rockets and spacecraft. Vince has a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Saint Martin’s University where he is also completing his master’s degree. Vince and Melisa Roth, his research partner and co-owner at Off Planet Research, became the first to successfully simulate the ices discovered by the LCROSS mission at the south pole of the Moon and their company is continuing to study these promising materials for ISRU purposes.
Lead Researcher - Off Planet Research, LLC