The Keystone Space Collaborative has established itself as the leading catalyst for the growth and success of the commercial space sector in the Tri-State Region (PA, OH, WV). 

Through awareness-building, connections and other programs that leverage the unique strengths of our region, we will play an important role in job creation, inclusive prosperity and growth of our regional space industry. 


To make commercial space opportunities accessible for all who want to engage in realizing the immense potential that commercial space represents for the nation and humankind.

We are the voice of the Tri-State Region’s
space industry and community.


  • Make space more accessible – Simplify, translate and advocate for commercial space opportunities.

  • Champion inclusive prosperity – Strive to create opportunities for all, including under-represented groups.

  • Play to our strengths – Focus programs on the unique strengths of our region.

  • Build on existing resources – Avoid duplication of efforts – collaborate with other regional organizations.

  • Help everyone win – Maintain a position as a neutral facilitator and support others’ efforts for mutual success.

Leadership of the Keystone Space Collaborative is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, a volunteer working group of the founding members of the organization.


Technology & space attorney for Bayer; outside general counsel to Astrobotic and other space companies; Driver of regional space & technology initiatives

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Cultivates external innovation ecosystems to advance partnerships, strategies and growth. Connector. Mentor. Strategist.

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Served for decade as business executive with Space Florida. Brings critical space business and economic development expertise.

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John M. Horack, Ph.D., is the inaugural holder of the Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy
at The Ohio State University, with tenured, full-professor appointments in the College of
Engineering’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department and the John Glenn College of
Public Affairs. A veteran of the spaceflight industry for more than thirty-five years, Dr. Horack
is a globally-recognized leader in space-based research, flight hardware development, program
management, and space policy.

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Currently leading a highly engaged and effective sales and marketing team focused on collaboration with customers, engineers and representatives to solve some of the most challenging thermal challenges in various high technology industries.

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In his work, drives space commercialization via research, technology, and innovation. Experience in building space-based ecosystems (US & Int’l).

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