About Forever in Space

What we believe

What we offer

How we do it

Space Partners

NearSpace Launch, Inc. is dedicated to removing the friction that hinders innovation and access to space. NSL has collaborated with government agencies including NASA and DARPA, and has successfully launched over 400+ space systems with 100 an astonishing 100% mission success rate.

NearSpace Education is a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization that aims to inspire, equip, and impact the next generation of STEM students through innovative educational programs.

ReInvented Our mission is to reinvent the general perception of women in STEM fields while inspiring interest in STEM for young women worldwide. Reinvented Magazine aspires to break barriers and aid the movement to get more girls involved in STEM by creating the nation’s first print magazine for women in STEM.

Sprout developed by The Good API is a seamless way for stores to integrate the ability to donate trees through goals that they set. To date, they have helped facilitate the planting over 1 million trees in partnership with the Eden Reforestation Project.

Relational Ventures is a private fund focused on bringing innovative technologies to market.   

Liebert Ventures is a private investment fund focused on information technology, cybersecurity, web3 and space innovations.

Space Tourism Society Ahead of its time, The Space Tourism Society was founded in 1996 and was the first organization specifically focused on the space tourism industry. It’s mission is to conduct research, build public desire, and acquire the financial and political power to make space tourism available to as many people as possible as soon as possible. To date they have X members and over 20 corporate partnerships as well as hosting the annual Space Tourism Conference.

The Blueberry STEM Foundation is not just about reaching for the stars; it’s about changing the narrative in STEM education and making space exploration an achievable dream for the next generation.

Graham McBain

The Founder of Forever in Space

The founder of Forever in Space, Graham McBain, lives in California and has a lifelong fascination with the stars. His journey began with a dream, which has grown into the reality of designing and building our satellite, Lumina 1. With a mission fueled by an aspiration to connect humanity with the cosmos, through Lumina 1 and a fantastic team, Graham aims to make the dream of sending your messages into space a reality.

The Forever in Space Team

Jon Borichevskiy

Software Engineering Lead

    Tony Llongueras

    Software Engineering Lead

      Dave Gorum

      Product and Creative Director

        Kristen Pavle

        Development and Design Strategy

          Jordan McCommons

          Lead Designer

            Matt Voss

            Chief Operations Officer Near Space Launch

              John Pugsley

              Space Systems and Design Engineer Near Space Launch

                Investors, Advisors, and Advocates

                Peter Liebert, Advocate and Investor

                A cybersecurity and privacy expert who has a lifelong passion for space and space exploration. He is currently the Executive Director of Cybersecurity at Vista Equity Partners.

                Lester “Farva” Melanson, Advisor

                Aerospace, Astronautical and Aeronautical engineer and a Navy Test Pilot with 20 years of service to his credit, he currently is the Vice President for Advanced Systems at 2 Circles Consulting.

                Alyssa Carson, Advocate and Advisor

                An Astrobiologist, global speaker, space enthusiast, and doctoral student who aims to not only join a future space mission but to pass her passion on to others.

                Bert Carson, Advisor

                Bert Carson spent 30 years as a freelance videographer working with federal, state, and local governments and police departments. He earned a B.S. in Finance with a specialization in Insurance from Louisiana Tech. Today he serves as an Infrastructure Partner for Sustainability Partners.

                  John Spencer, Advisor

                  Internationally renowned outer space architect, John Spencer, is a leading expert in the creation and design of structures and facilities for outer space, such as the International Space Station for NASA. He is also the founder of the Space Tourism Society and co-author of Space Tourism – Do you Want to Go?

                    Jamie King, Advocate

                     Jamie King is a space and cryptocurrency advocate as well as a seasoned strategic product and marketing advisor whose accolades include being a co-founder of Rockstar Games and the former CEO of the Lone Signal.

                      Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra, Advisor

                      Dr. Haqq-Misra is a senior research investigator at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. Jacob received his Ph.D. in meteorology and astrobiology in 2010 and his M.S. in meteorology in 2007 from Penn State University. He also completed B.S. degrees in astrophysics and computer science from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and an M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University in 2021. He has also published numerous papers including the “The benefits and harm of transmitting into space” and the book “Sovereign Mars: Transforming Our Values through Space Settlement

                        Cathrin Machin, Advocate

                        Cathrin “Cat” Machin is one of the world's most loved space artists and the highest crowd funded painter in the world. Having painted for billionaires, prolific space companies, and world renowned Scientists, her artwork has gone on to be featured on the Discovery Channel and is soon to be placed in some of the world's top museums. Her art is truly out of this world and worth a look!