Core Management Team
Randa Relich Milliron
Chief Executive Officer
Financial Consultant/Fashion Designer
BA Accounting, University of Eastern Washington. An accounting professional with experience at Fortune 500 companies, Rain is also a highly creative and respected fashion designer, in charge of developing IOS Flight Uniform Design and corporate graphic arts.
Randa Relich Milliron, IOS co-founder, is also the corporations Chief Executive Officer. Confident in positions of leadership, her professional experience spans the television and film industries, and academia. She has served as a Television News Director and Producer at the US Military Station, AFN Berlin. For over a decade, Ms. Milliron has taught television production and communication courses at colleges in Europe and America, and is currently on faculty with the University of Phoenix. Randa holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Linguistics from Duquesne University. An award-winning television director/producer, Randa is in charge of all promotion, marketing and public relations. She is also involved in the aerospace engineering assembly and design, specializing in high temperature composite materials.
Core Engineering and Technology Team
Roderick W. Milliron
Chief Designer, President, Systems Engineer
B.S., Applied Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics, University of Pittsburgh, PA. 1979
Chemistry, Frei Universitaet, Berlin, Germany
Chemistry, California State University, Pomona
Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles
Roderick is Interorbital Systems Chief Designer, President, and CoFounder. He has more than 23 years of experience in the aerospace industry, primarily in the areas of software development, rocket engine hardware development, and rocket systems engineering. Rod is an excellent machinist and prototypes many of the major rocket components.
Prior to co-founding Interorbital Systems Corporation, Mr. Milliron co-founded Cyberplex Systems, an engineering application software development company. From 1979-1984, Mr. Milliron was a Radar Systems Engineer at Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, New York. At Grumman, he was involved in Airborne Early Warning (AEW) tracking algorithm and software development. He also worked on passive detection system (PDS) algorithm and software development as well as an interactive Battlefield Simulator. Between 1984-1987, he was a Software Systems Engineer at General Dynamics Corporation in Pomona, California. At General Dynamics, he was involved in software development for various terrestrial and space surveillance projects. His extensive software engineering experience is currently being applied to the development of a novel low-cost inertial measurement unit (IMU), guidance system software, and various rocket control system software.
Roderick has been independently designing, building and testing liquid rocket engines and space launch vehicles for the past 20 years. He is also the inventor of the Neptune-Series Modular Rockets and the TubeSat Personal Satellite. He has taught Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles, and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Roderick is a frequent guest speaker at national and international space conferences.
Lutz Thilo Kayser:
Propulsion System Consultant/Lunar Mission Consultant
Lutz Kayser, a student of the famed Eric Sanger, and a protégé of Wernher von Braun during the Apollo program, established OTRAG (Orbital Transport and Rocket Corporation) the worlds first commercial space company in the 1970s. Recently re-entering the orbital transport arena, he founded and serves as President/CEO of von Braun, Debus Kayser Rocket Science, LLC. Through his paradigm-shattering efforts, Kayser served as a direct influence on and an inspiration to the founders of Interorbital Systems. (Lutz with R.W. Milliron on your right)
Electronics Engineer/Satellite Engineer
Gerard, a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers in Paris, has been designing and building small satellites in France for more than 20 years. He has also served as president of AMSAT-France. In 1993 he built the ARSENE amateur radio satellite which was later launched by Ariane. He has also built tthree small replicas of Sputnik I. The first was launched during an EVA from MIR in 1997 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Sputnik launch. The other two Sputniks were launched by an Ariane rocket in 2002. His current projects include a solar sail demonstrator satellite (the Libellule, or dragonfly). Gerard is the designer of the IOS TubeSat and CubeSat electronics boards and is the leader of the IOS TubeSat/CubeSat users group. He is also designing the communication systems for future IOS Lunar missions. He is based near Paris, France.
Brandon Earl Larson:
Launch Vehicle Structures and Launch Support Equipment Specialist
Brandon received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. As a former member of the U.S. Navy, he also studied at the Naval Shipboard Gauge Calibration School and the Naval Nuclear Power School.
Brandon is currently involved in the development and construction of Interorbital's mobile land and sea launch systems, as well as the design and construction of various launch vehicle composite structures.
Director, Space-Based Power Systems
Reiners involvement with space began at an early age, when he invented hardware that flew to the Moon on the Surveyor lunar lander. A proponent of Green Energy, Ziegler holds significant patents on wind generation turbines, and has numerous inventions in the area of solar power generation systems. He is the creator of Solartecture ---the integration of power-generating elements into the structure of buildings or spacecraft. Reiner is the director of IOS Northern California Space-Based Power Systems Division.
E. Mark Shusterman, M.D.:
Flight Surgeon and Director of Interorbital Systems Space Medicine Advisory Board
Dr. Shusterman has a long-standing passion for aviation and space flight. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, for the past thirteen years he has served as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force reserve, where he has held various leadership roles. Dr. Shusterman is an FAA certified Aviation Medical Examiner for the military region, and has worked extensively in the areas of aerospace physiology and flight safety. He completed a Baccalaureate in Psychology and a Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Rochester, where he was the recipient of several distinguished fellowships and awards.
Dr. Shusterman is the founding member of Interorbital Systems Space Medicine Advisory Board, and will serve as Flight Surgeon for the companys manned spaceflight and orbital expedition program. He will develop medical screening baseline requirements, as well as safety and emergency medical training programs for IOS launch personnel, spaceflight crews, and passengers.
Tim bought IOS first Orbital Expedition ticket in October of 2005. The Gladstone, Missouri, businessman is looking forward to his orbital spaceflight on a NEPTUNE series rocket.
Tim Pennington Reed:
Owen received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is currently a member of the IOS team developing and manufacturing composite rocket structures.
Bryant earned his B.S. in Aerospace Enginneering with a minor in Propulsion from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. As part of the IOS team, he is involved in the design and construction of composite rocket structures and specialized launch vehicle manufacturing machinery.
Antoine received his B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. As a member of the IOS team, Antoine is involved in trajectory analysis and optimization, as well as the development of electrical control systems.