Intuitive Machines, LLC (“Intuitive Machines” or the “Company”), a leading space
exploration, infrastructure, and services company founded in 2013, today
announced the appointment of Ben Bussey, Ph.D., as Chief Scientist effective as
of Sep 6, 2022, ahead of the Company’s first of four planned lunar missions.
Dr. Bussey will be responsible for interacting with the international science
community to enable collaborations for exploring the Moon utilizing Intuitive
Machines’ landers and lunar data relay satellites. He will also play a leading role
in working to maximize the scientific return of Intuitive Machines’ lunar
payloads. The appointment comes as Intuitive Machines prepares for the final
assembly and integration of its lunar lander, Nova-C, which will take NASA
payloads to the Moon to help lay the foundation for human missions.
“Dr. Bussey is a seasoned leader with an unmatched dedication to space
exploration,” said Intuitive Machines’ President and CEO Steve Altemus. “His
expertise in remote sensing of planet surfaces, particularly the Moon, will
strengthen our position as a leading space exploration, infrastructure, and