Dr. Edward Lu

Dr. Edward Lu

Board Director
Executive Director

Asteroid Institute
Board Of Directors


Ed Lu is an explorer whose quest is to map the unknown—whether by surveying the oceans at Liquid Robotics, leading Google Advanced Projects Team to map our neighborhoods, or his current work unveiling the secrets of the inner solar system. Ed co-founded B612 with Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Clark Chapman and others. Ed currently serves as Executive Director of the Asteroid Institute.

A NASA Astronaut, Ed has flown three missions logging 206 days in space, to construct and live aboard the International Space Station. A graduate of Cornell, Ed earned a Ph.D. from Stanford, and has numerous commendations, including NASA’s highest honor: The Distinguished Service Medal.