CEO, World View
Ms. Poynter is a member of the Biosphere 2 design team and a member of the original crew who lived inside the sealed, self-sustaining habitat for two years. She was co-founder, President and Chairwoman of Paragon Space Development Corporation, which develops technologies for extreme environments. Experiments in her patented, self-sustaining habitats have flown on the International Space Station (ISS), Mir and the Space Shuttle. She's the author of The Human Experiment: Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2, and is the founder and CEO of World View, a space balloon company that is radically transforming access to space with the development of its "Stratollite" high-altitude flight platform for government and commercial applications, and a transformative flight experience to the edge of space for private citizens and researchers.