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Rodrigo Romo

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Why I Want to Build a MoonBase

In order to go into deep space, we need to build infrastructure outside from Earth's gravitational pull that will allow us for an easier access into space. A Moon base would be the first of many nodes required to reach those goals.


I'm Passionate About

Space Exploration, outdoors activities, cooking and spending time with my family.

Professional Biography

Rodrigo Romo is the Program Manager for the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES).  He is currently leading and supervising the development various ISRU related projects.

Romo began his career near Tucson, Arizona at Biosphere II - the largest fully enclosed facility dedicated to researching climate change, ecosystem interactions, and space colonization during its time.  From 1992 through 1997, he held several key positions overseeing instrumentation and air monitoring systems, as well as working in research and engineering departments.  Romo held his last position at Biosphere as the Plant Manager for a 6 megawatt cogeneration power plant on site.

From 1997 through 2014, Romo served as the Vice President of Engineering for the Zeta Corporation, researching and developing new applications for the company’s technologies.

Romo has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Iteso University in his native Guadalajara and an MBA from the University of Arizona.

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The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) is located in Hilo. We have knowledge of the local sites, terrain and geology. We have done research in ISRU using basalt as a feedstock for additive manufacturing.

Let's Talk About

Anything related to space exploration.

My Areas of Expertise

24 years of experience in project management for multidisciplinary projects involving biological/technical systems, power plant operation, research & development projects and space exploration projects, with focuses on robotics operations and ISRU.