William H. Kemp

Founder / CEO

United Space Structures (USS)

Mr. Kemp is the founder and designer of USS space architectures and robotics used for construction. USS is in patent pending for our in-space architectures and robotics. Currently, USS has designed architecture and robotic systems for constructing large structures either on the moon or Mars within lava tubes. USS is currently planning for a 6-year research and development process for robotics and architecture. Construction will start in 2026 on the moon.

Award-winning program and project manager with more than thirty-five years of experience in mission-critical architecture, electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering design who has worked with large national/international architectural and engineering firms. Experienced in government and private industry with a focus on data centers/NOC, command centers, hospitals, and research facility design. Involved in all phases of the project—marketing/pitch, design/development, and construction administration. Consistently meet or exceed deadlines and respect the budget.

  • Core team member involved in initial client interviews and presentations.
  • Worked closely with the clients and the cross discipline design teams to define the clients’ requirements for each project.
  • Utilized multiple collaboration and coordination techniques to supply the design team with accurate information in a timely fashion.
  • Worked with BIM and CAD processes; executed the majority of projects in BIM.
  • Worked closely with the construction contractors to respond quickly and accurately to Request For Information (RFI’s) and Change Proposal Request (CPR’s).
  • Strong writing, graphic and verbal communication skills.
  • Designed 34 national and international Tier 4 data centers for private and government clients.
  • Designed state-of-the-art command centers for the federal government.
  • Developed the companies first BIM Pit, a multimedia conference center for conducting weekly cross discipline design coordination meetings with team members spread across the country. This type of facility quickly became a standard facility at all office locations.
  • Project scopes: manage global teams of up to 175 stakeholders, budgets between $500 million to $27 billion, and project durations of up to 10 years and facilities of over 4 million square feet.
  • Clearance: Top Secret (TS) (Expired)
  • Technical Skills: BIM (Building Information Modeling), over 2 dozen different CAD (Computer-Aided Design) programs, MS Office, MS Outlook, Google Docs, Newforma Project Center (Project management program)

James Wolff

Corporate Attorney & interim CFO

Mr. Wolff is an attorney and entrepreneur, developing a corporate portfolio of innovative and cutting edge startup companies including 3D printing technology, robotics, commercial space, and more. Mr. Wolff is admitted to the Appellate Division, First Department of New York State. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and New York Law School. He is an attorney in the Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Department of Sacco & Fillas LLP where he specializes in business formation, corporate governance, finance, intellectual property, and real estate law. He is also a volunteer Executive Board Member At-Large for the United Nations Association, serving on the Southern District Division of New York committee where he works with 2030 Sustainable Development Goal Agenda implementation. He has lectured on emerging technologies at institutions such as the New York City Bar Association, MIT, the New York County Lawyers Association, the Westchester Bar Association, the New York State Society of Certified Professional Accountants Litigation committee, and more. His portfolio of companies include co-founder of Deep Space Industries, an asteroid mining company, headquartered at NASA Ames in California; cofounder and Chief Business Officer of Orbital Assembly Corporation, a space hardware company developing space construction equipment including the Segment Truss Assembly Robot (STAR) and the rotating Voyager Space Station (www.voyagerstation.com), headquartered in California; co-founder of Space Initiatives Inc., a femto-sat space hardware company developing the Pixie transponder which has been recently awarded Air Force AFWERX development contracts, headquartered in Florida; Chief Financial Officer of Immortal Data Inc., a black-box aerospace company developing advanced data control systems for spacecraft (formerly X-Cor), headquartered in Virginia, and other companies in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotech.

Kriss J. Kennedy

Architect, Space Architect

TECHNE‘ Architects, LLC

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Houston-SICSA

Mr. Kennedy has been a licensed architect in Texas since 1995. Mr. Kennedy worked as a Space Architect for 30 years at NASA-JSC, retired December 2017. He is a recognized exploration habitat expert at NASA and the international aerospace community. Prior to designing space systems at NASA, Mr. Kennedy worked with numerous architectural firms in the United States. Currently, Mr. Kennedy is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Space Architecture at the University of Houston-Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture, a Space Architecture Consultant, and operates his terrestrial architecture practice.

Mr. Kennedy has held key leadership and management positions at NASA such as Project Manager of the Deep Space Gateway Habitat Internal Architecture Study project; key strategic roles in the Human Health and Performance Directorate, Deputy Project Manager of the Deep Space Habitat project; Manager of the Habitat Demonstration Unit Project; supported the Constellation Lunar Surface Systems Habitation Team; Lunar/Mars Architecture Team; ISS Hardware development, and Technology Strategic Roadmaps and development, among many other leadership positions in numerous space design projects. Mr. Kennedy has worked on over 45 NASA design projects and published over 60 papers in the field of aerospace human spacecraft design. Mr. Kennedy has 2 NASA patents, one of which is the “TransHab” (Inflatable Spacecraft) won the 2017 NASA Invention of the Year.

Mr. Kennedy is skilled in leadership, project management, strategic planning, space architecture, and space habitat expertise for future human exploration missions DDT&E. He has dedicated his career to the definition, development, and testing of exploration habitation systems and planetary surface base definition for the human exploration and expansion into Space, the Moon, and Mars.

Kennedy Human Spaceflight Work Experience

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS and SPACE ADMINISTRATION: Retired. JSC is the lead center for human exploration of space.  Future missions involving humans require master planning and uniquely specialized habitats. Worked on over 40 spacecraft design projects over the past 30 years at NASA.