Chief Innovation Officer

Alain Berinstain, Ph.D. is the Chief Innovation Officer at Space Tango. Alain leads the identification of new markets in low-Earth orbit and opportunities for automated in-space manufacturing for health and technology products, as well as corporate strategy, stakeholder relations, and program implementation (science, engineering, and project management). He brings nearly 20 years of experience in both interdisciplinary science and technology and global business development strategy. 

Previously, Berinstain served as the Vice President, Global Development at Moon Express, a privately held company dedicated to developing scalable robotic spacecraft for missions on the Moon and beyond, where he developed and managed corporate agreements with global stakeholders. Berinstain has also held multiple leadership roles in a variety of organizations including the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as the Director, Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy, and Director, Science & Academic Development; as well as serving as the Director of Policy for Canada’s Minister of Transport, Hon. Marc Garneau, former president of the Canadian Space Agency and Canada’s first astronaut. 

Berinstain also holds a doctorate in physical organic chemistry from the University of Ottawa, a master’s degree in space studies from the International Space University, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Concordia University.