- 1. Career
Taber MacCallum is Founder and Co-CEO of Space Perspective.
Early in his career Taber created the analytical laboratory that monitored the air, water, and soil of Biosphere 2, where he and his partner Jane Poynter lived as part of the original eight-person crew.
Many of the insights learned in Biosphere 2 were the basis for future innovations. Taber and Jane founded Paragon Space Development to create pioneering life support systems for extreme environments. These systems are used on the ISS, by NASA, major aerospace companies and the U.S. military. In 2014 Google executive Alan Eustace chose Paragon to realize his dream of breaking the world free fall record in what was the StratEx project.
Taber is a board member and the former Chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He holds a number of technology patents, most notably the atmospheric monitoring system used in the Biosphere, a hazardous water diving suit for the US Navy, a wastewater recovery system now on the International Space Station, and several key Space Perspective technology patents for human balloon flight in the stratosphere.