AdvancingX

Together, Progress, Success.

Stop feeling like you’re not enough to be an Astronaut. Take back control of your destiny.

Stop feeling like you’re not enough to be an Astronaut. Take back control of your destiny.

AdvancingX

Together, Progress, Success.

At AdvancingX we identify, select and train Career Astronaut teams for the commercial space industry using advanced technologies to support research in the following areas:

Human-Machine Teaming

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Human-Machine Teaming

Enabling human operators and autonomous vehicles to deliver higher performance with reduced crew sizes.

Space Mining

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Space Mining

Training & deploying certified Career Astronaut teams to extract precious materials, rare minerals and resources to support cost-effective space applications.

Astronaut Smart Watch

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Astronaut Smart Watch

Compare your health & performance to other Astronauts.

Available September 28th 2022 for $499

Lunar & Mars Missions

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Lunar & Mars Missions

Training & deploying certified Career Astronaut teams to establish and secure space infrastructural needs.

We combine psychological and physiological human factors research to create safer and more inclusive opportunities for human space travel and human-machine teaming.

Our Focus Areas Include:

  • Optimal Team Design
  • Career Astronaut Training & Certifications
  • Human Health and Risk Mitigation
  • Human Factors Research
  • AI/ML Innovative Technologies
  • Aerospace Education & Certifications

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The space industry has seen a significant increase in job opportunities alongside a record-level amount of research and investor related activity through the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory programs (Space Report 2020). With greater than half of the world’s countries now in space, there is a growing need for qualified and skilled Career Astronauts to fill the needs of this rapidly evolving space industry. Specific sets of skills are required when seeking a position in the highly competitive space industry. We provide these skills.

HEALTH & PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM

The Health & Performance Optimization program runs in tandem with the Career Astronaut training. Participants are guided through an immersive and educational wellness experience that empowers them to proactively manage and take control over their own health and performance.

Your data can also be compared to the mean data of Career Astronaut Candidates and other high performance athletes. The technology empowers you to take control of your health and wellness using clinical-grade data, sleep analysis and recovery scores so that you can Level Up.

TECHNOLOGY

Biosensor is a non-invasive optical sensor that monitors changes in arterial pulse volume using photoplethysmography (PPG). The device includes built-in activity analysis and records raw bio-signals recorded through the wristband device which are then transferred to an iOS or Android mobile phone via Bluetooth. The data is stored in cloud servers for data processing to derive biometrics including: 

  • Heart Rate
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Oxygen Saturation
  • Sleep Analysis
  • Activity
  • Recovery

OPTIMAL TEAM DESIGN (OTD)

The OTD uses the Organizational Team Index (OTI), the most advanced metric system designed to optimize team design to increase team efficiency, cohesion and performance. The OTI measures functional characteristics defined as the cognitive and evaluative process such as intentions, emotions, planning and perception, known to influence team decisions and outcomes. Its theoretical framework is grounded in Personality Systems Interactions developed from self-regulation theory and personality architecture. The OTI was developed from peer-reviewed research to optimize team design in order to mitigate risks associated with:

  • Human-Systems Interaction Design
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Conditions
  • Team Performance

With 95% confidence, the OTI is able to identify the best possible candidates to support Optimal Team Design, significantly reducing organizational costs associated with team communication & training, outcomes and error rates. 

The Executive Team

Eduardo Diaz, PhD

Founder, CEO, & Chair of the Board

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Founder, CEO, & Chair of the Board

As the AdvancingX Founder and CEO, Eduardo is a Human Factors Expert Scientist. He has been advancing the field of psychological research by identifying and implementing measurable processes to support optimal team design.

Suzanne Ravera

Board of Directors & COO

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Board of Directors & COO

Suzanne is an Executive Leader with 20 years experience developing and leading operational strategies, insight and project management. As the Chief Operations Officer for AdvancingX, she leads the company in designing, planning and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures including policies, procedures, company culture and executive operations.

Dr. Soyeon Yi

Astronaut Trainer & Board of Directors

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Astronaut Trainer & Board of Directors

Dr. Soyeon Yi is an Executive Leader, South Korea’s first and only female astronaut, supporting Astronaut Research training, Methodologies & Metrics in Analogue and Microgravity environments.

Sean Murray

Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Sean brings more than 25 years of Sr. Director level IT practice. With backgrounds at companies such as VMware, Pivotal, and Aryaka, Sean creates and implements IT business strategies and plans, ensuring the successful implementation of all enterprise-wide technologies.

Elizabeth Kennick

Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Elizabeth Kennick is an Executive Leader with 20+ years of experience developing real space and science experiences for STEM teachers and students for Space, STEM and careers.

Stephen Gantz

Strategic Advisor, Investor Relations & Board of Directors

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Strategic Advisor, Investor Relations & Board of Directors

Stephen is the co-founder and member of the board of directors for Grainster.com, and Grainster labs. As a strategic advisor, he supports business development and partnerships.

Strategic Advisor & Partnerships, & Board of Directors

Layne Fortenberry

Strategic Advisor, Investor Relations & Board of Directors

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Strategic Advisor, Investor Relations & Board of Directors

Layne is the Co-Founder of Grainster and Grainster Labs, and currently resides on their Board of Directors. He supports organizational structure, business development and partnerships.

Kenneth McCreedy, Sr. Director, Cybersecurity & Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce

“As a state that leads in innovation, research, and technology, Maryland is keenly interested in this research, especially as it relates to long-duration space missions. The Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland, and the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have expressed interest in the human factor applications and research being pioneered by Dr. Diaz and his team.”

At AdvancingX we identify, select and train Career Astronaut teams for the commercial space industry using advanced technologies to support research in the following areas:

Human-Machine Teaming

v

Human-Machine Teaming

Enabling human operators and autonomous vehicles to deliver higher performance with reduced crew sizes.

Space Mining

v

Space Mining

Training & deploying certified Career Astronaut teams to extract precious materials, rare minerals and resources to support cost-effective space applications.

Lunar & Mars Missions

v

Lunar & Mars Missions

Training & deploying certified Career Astronaut teams to establish and secure space infrastructural needs.

We combine psychological and physiological human factors research to create safer and more inclusive opportunities for human space travel and human-machine teaming.

Our Focus Areas Include:

  • Optimal Team Design
  • Career Astronaut Training & Certifications
  • Human Health and Risk Mitigation
  • Human Factors Research
  • AI/ML Innovative Technologies
  • Aerospace Education & Certifications

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The space industry has seen a significant increase in job opportunities alongside a record-level amount of research and investor related activity through the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory programs (Space Report 2020). With greater than half of the world’s countries now in space, there is a growing need for qualified and skilled Career Astronauts to fill the needs of this rapidly evolving space industry. Specific sets of skills are required when seeking a position in the highly competitive space industry. We provide these skills.

HEALTH & PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM

The Health & Performance Optimization program runs in tandem with the Career Astronaut training. Participants are guided through an immersive and educational wellness experience that empowers them to proactively manage and take control over their own health and performance.

Your data can also be compared to the mean data of Career Astronaut Candidates and other high performance athletes. The technology empowers you to take control of your health and wellness using clinical-grade data, sleep analysis and recovery scores so that you can Level Up.

TECHNOLOGY

Biosensor is a non-invasive optical sensor that monitors changes in arterial pulse volume using photoplethysmography (PPG). The device includes built-in activity analysis and records raw bio-signals recorded through the wristband device which are then transferred to an iOS or Android mobile phone via Bluetooth. The data is stored in cloud servers for data processing to derive biometrics including:

  • Heart Rate
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Oxygen Saturation
  • Sleep Analysis
  • Activity
  • Recovery


OPTIMAL TEAM DESIGN (OTD)

The OTD uses the Organizational Team Index (OTI), the most advanced metric system designed to optimize team design to increase team efficiency, cohesion and performance. The OTI measures functional characteristics defined as the cognitive and evaluative process such as intentions, emotions, planning and perception, known to influence team decisions and outcomes. Its theoretical framework is grounded in Personality Systems Interactions developed from self-regulation theory and personality architecture. The OTI was developed from peer-reviewed research to optimize team design in order to mitigate risks associated with:

  • Human-Systems Interaction Design
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Conditions
  • Team Performance

With 95% confidence, the OTI is able to identify the best possible candidates to support Optimal Team Design, significantly reducing organizational costs associated with team communication & training, outcomes and error rates. 

The Executive Team

Eduardo Diaz, PhD

Founder, CEO, & Chair of the Board

|

Founder, CEO, & Chair of the Board

As the AdvancingX Founder and CEO, Eduardo is a Human Factors Expert Scientist. He has been advancing the field of psychological research by identifying and implementing measurable processes to support optimal team design.

Suzanne Ravera

Board of Directors & COO

|

Board of Directors & COO

Suzanne is an Executive Leader with 20 years experience developing and leading operational strategies, insight and project management. As the Chief Operations Officer for AdvancingX, she leads the company in designing, planning and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures including policies, procedures, company culture and executive operations.

Dr. Soyeon Yi

Astronaut Trainer & Board of Directors

|

Astronaut Trainer & Board of Directors

Dr. Soyeon Yi is an Executive Leader, South Korea’s first and only female astronaut, supporting Astronaut Research training, Methodologies & Metrics in Analogue and Microgravity environments.

Sean Murray

Board of Directors

|

Board of Directors

Sean brings more than 25 years of Sr. Director level IT practice. With backgrounds at companies such as VMware, Pivotal, and Aryaka, Sean creates and implements IT business strategies and plans, ensuring the successful implementation of all enterprise-wide technologies.

Elizabeth Kennick

Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Elizabeth Kennick is an Executive Leader with 20+ years of experience developing real space and science experiences for STEM teachers and students for Space, STEM and careers.

Stephen Gantz

Strategic Advisor, Investor Relations & Board of Directors

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Strategic Advisor, Investor Relations & Board of Directors

Stephen is the co-founder and member of the board of directors for Grainster.com, and Grainster labs. As a strategic advisor, he supports business development and partnerships.

Strategic Advisor & Partnerships, & Board of Directors

Layne Fortenberry

Strategic Advisor, Investor Relations & Board of Directors

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Strategic Advisor, Investor Relations & Board of Directors

Layne is the Co-Founder of Grainster and Grainster Labs, and currently resides on their Board of Directors. He supports organizational structure, business development and partnerships.

Kenneth McCreedy, Sr. Director, Cybersecurity & Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce

“As a state that leads in innovation, research, and technology, Maryland is keenly interested in this research, especially as it relates to long-duration space missions. The Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland, and the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have expressed interest in the human factor applications and research being pioneered by Dr. Diaz and his team.”