Jim Ball, founder and principal
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About Spaceport Strategies LLC
Spaceport Strategies LLC is a consulting practice founded in 2012 to provide strategies, solutions, and development advice to public and private organizations engaged in planning, operating, or using spaceports.
The company offers its clients decades of experience and innovative approaches to the challenges of enabling commercial space transportation and its customers with efficient, sustainable spaceport capabilities.
Jim Ball founded Spaceport Strategies after retiring from a distinguished 28-year NASA career. His federal service was highlighted by efforts to enable and support the growth of commercial space capabilities in the U.S. His 36 years of professional experience in the space industry also includes active involvement in commercial space startups, and private financing of both spaceflight hardware and spaceport facilities.
From 2005 until his retirement from federal service, he served as Spaceport Development Manager at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center. He led spaceport planning efforts and a transformational 20-year Future Development Concept.
His extensive experience includes major pre-development environmental and land planning activities, award winning public-private ventures, formulation of strategic partnerships, and successful management of complex commercially-financed projects.
Dedicated to the development and growth of commercial space transportation