Dr. Forrest Meyen is a Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of the space robotics company, Lunar Outpost. Lunar Outpost is the dominate provider of commercial planetary surface mobility. Forrest directs company commercialization strategy as well as technical leadership on key flight programs. He is currently leading Lunar Outpost’s team developing the MAPP Rover for their 2023 lunar exploration mission to Shackleton connecting ridge. This mission will be the first rover in history to explore at the lunar south pole region. Before Lunar Outpost, Dr. Meyen worked at Draper leading the avionics systems engineering of multiple lunar landers. He also was a program manager of Draper’s Sembler office dedicated to startup collaborations and commercialization.
Dr. Meyen earned his doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Aeronautics and Astronautics for his contributions to the design of the Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE). He continues MOXIE operations as a member of the NASA Perseverance Rover science team. Dr. Meyen’s vision is to create an economically impactful lunar society by leveraging commercial robotics and the utilization of space resources.
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