Friends of NASA Founder and Executive Director
Dwayne is a dedicated space advocate, social entrepreneur, science enthusiast and promoter of STEM education. He is a lifelong supporter of NASA and a great fan of the late Dr. Carl Sagan. Sagan inspired him to study physics and astronomy and to explore the fascinating wonders of life and the universe.
STEM: Science, Technology Engineering & Math
Friends of NASA was founded in 2008 by Dwayne in honor of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s establishment on July 29th, 1958 by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and as a salute to NASA's multi-agency Phoenix Mars Mission. The Phoenix Lander, built by Lockheed Martin, was the first spacecraft to successfully reach a Martian polar region and the first to directly confirm the presence of water ice on the Martian surface.
Today, Friends of NASA has grown to over 14,000 professional members worldwide from over 50 countries and is rapidly expanding its combined base of 540,000+ public followers on social media: Google+, Twitter and Facebook. Our multimedia shared web content has received more than 3.5 million +1s ('likes') with over 700 million views and counting!
In 2003, Dwayne produced and narrated a documentary series on the history of international space exploration for China Central Television (CCTV) in Beijing, featuring NASA's many accomplishments. He worked in China for 5 years (2003-2008).
Dwayne is the proud father of a ten-year-old son and lives in Montreal, Quebec in Canada where Friends of NASA is headquartered.
The Planetary Society, Canadian Space Society (CSS),
Mars Initiative, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), International Space Fellowship, International Space University Friends
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/DwayneLawrence Google