Christopher Hearsey serves as Corporate Counsel for Bigelow Aerospace, LLC in Washington, D.C. Prior to working at Bigelow Aerospace, Mr. Hearsey served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Programs and Special Projects for the Astrosociology Research Institute (ARI) from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Hearsey continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARI and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Astrosociology.
Mr. Hearsey holds a B.A. in Mathematical Economics and Political Science from Temple University, a M.S. in Justice, Law and Society from The American University, and a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law specializing in Air and Space Law.
Mr. Hearsey has experience working at the United States Department of State, the United States Senate, and the National Air & Space Museum as a Graduate Fellow. He is active in the space policy and law circles and participated in the development of President Obama’s National Space Policy. In addition, he has consulted for the United States Department of State, The Boeing Company, and on several space-themed television programs. Mr. Hearsey is a member of several professional organizations including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Society of International Law, International Bar Association, and American Bar Association. Furthermore, Mr. Hearsey regularly publishes on space law and policy topics.