NASA iTech

Founder and CEO Ralph Ewig, gives Audacy's winning presentation at the NASA iTech innovation Forum in 2017.


About Ralph Ewig

Dr. Ralph Ewig holds three aerospace degrees (BS/MS/PhD) from the University of Washington, and an MS in Business Management for experienced leaders (MSx) from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  

He was a Project Engineer at Andrews Space (now Spaceflight), Partner/Chief Engineer at Holder Aerospace, Propulsion Engineer at AirLaunch, and Mission Operations Engineer at SpaceX for the first 3 flights of Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS). From there he transition to VP of Engineering at Aerojet Rocketdyne, and following his graduation at Stanford in 2015 took his role as founder & CEO of Audacy.



What is NASA iTech?

NASA iTech is a unique initiative to find innovative ideas that address critical problems here on Earth that also hold great potential to solve critical technology challenges in future space exploration.

Those ideas may come from small or large businesses, academia, other government organizations – or others who may not have previously had a forum to present their solutions to NASA leadership or their industry partners.

During the three cycles of each annual initiative, finalists from across the U.S. have presented 30 of the most promising innovative technologies at NASA iTech Forums.