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What Makes You Tick? by Douglas E. Schoen, Michael J. Berland

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CHAPTER 15

Eric Anderson

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SPACE ADVENTURES

Eric Anderson is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the space industry and an outspoken advocate of commercial space transportation, private space exploration, and space tourism. Dubbed an “astropreneur” by Wired magazine, Anderson co-founded Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s premier space tourism company, in 1998, together with several former astronauts and leading visionaries from the aerospace, adventure travel, and entertainment industries. Since then, Anderson has sold more than $150 million in spaceflights, including those taken by the first and only five tourists to have flown to space: Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth, Greg Olsen, Anousheh Ansari, and ...

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