Space Executive Clay Mowry Joins Vast as Advisor

March 28, 2024
Long Beach, California

Long Beach, Calif. (March 28, 2024) – Vast, a pioneer in space habitation technologies, announces the appointment of Clay Mowry as its newest Advisor. 

Mowry’s career spans over two decades in the commercial launch, satellite, and space station sectors. 

As President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Mowry is a globally recognized leader in the space community, within industry and government alike.  

In his role as Advisor, Mowry will provide guidance and counsel on the growth of Vast’s commercial space station business. 

Vast is executing its strategy to build a robust pipeline of international commercial and government customers for Haven-1, the world’s first commercial free-flying space station. Vast is equally committed to increasing opportunities to collaborate with NASA on Private Astronaut Missions, Commercial LEO Destinations (CLD), and other flight opportunities as its space station fleet evolves. 

Mowry brings a wealth of experience to inform and help refine that execution. From his time at Voyager he has extensive expertise in the CLD market, with a track record of building international partnerships, and from his time at Blue Origin he has unique experience pioneering sales in the human suborbital spaceflight market as well.   

"We are delighted to welcome Clay Mowry to Vast as an Advisor," said Max Haot, CEO of Vast. "Clay's experience and insight will be instrumental as we continue to push the boundaries of what's possible in space habitation. His contribution will play a key role in supporting Vast's strategic direction and driving our mission forward."

Prior to joining Vast, Mowry held various leadership positions. In addition to the aforementioned Presidency of IAF, he was the Chief Revenue Officer at Voyager Space, Vice President for Global Sales at Blue Origin, and President and Chairman of Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary. His multifaceted career has established him as a respected leader in the space industry.

"I am excited to join Vast as an Advisor and contribute to the company's mission of advancing commercial space stations," said Clay Mowry. "Vast's commitment to execution is commendable, and I look forward to collaborating with the team to drive continued growth and success in the rapidly evolving space station market."


Vast is a pioneer in space habitation technologies focused on expanding humanity across the solar system. Founded in 2021, the company is assembling a world-class team to build the world’s first low-cost, artificial gravity crewed station so people can live and work in space for long periods of time without the adverse effects of zero-gravity.


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