Our Heritage

n-Science Corporation, a Small Business Concern (SBA), was founded in 2004 by a group of experienced aerospace engineers with the intent to provide innovative and effective products and services to the science and aerospace communities. n-Sci believes in a no-nonsense approach to providing solutions that best fit customer requirements. n-Sci employees have been instrumental through hardware or software contributions on high profile programs over a history that goes back 40+ years.

The heritage of n-Sci and its people reaches back over 40 years ago to the original Glenn L. Martin company. Joe Martin, our most experienced member, started there in what was the Baltimore Research Labs. Most of our people have taken similar routes to us through the likes of Martin Marietta, Lockheed, Ball Aerospace & Hughes Aircraft.

A Program Heritage “short list”: Viking, Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP), Thermal Evolved GasAnalyzer (TEGA), Mars Polar Pathfinder(MPP), Advanced X-Ray CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) for the Chandra X-Ray Telescope, Descent Imager Spectral Radiometer (DISR) for the Cassini/Huygens Probe, PTC Experiments on STS-90 & STS-108, Mars Climate Observer, Mars Polar Lander, Stardust, Genesis, Space Based Laser (SBL), Airborne Laser (ABL), Tactical Laser Comm (TLC), Advanced Tactical Laser Comm (ATLC), Fine Pointing Laser Tracker (FPLT), Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS) for Mars Observer, Net Flux Radiometer (NFR) for Galileo, Faint Object Spectrograph (FOS), Mars Instrument Development Programs (MIDPs), Planetary Instrument Development Programs (PIDDPs), Flight Telerobotic Servicers (FTS), Launch Fleet Data Transducer (LFDT), Optical Ignition Detection System (IGDET), Targets & Countermeasures, Advanced Low Temp Regenerator (ALTR), Spacelab 2, SIRTF, Mineral Identification & Composition Analyzer (MICA), Martin Black, Deep Sky Black, Identify Friend or Foe (IFF), Boost Surveillance & Tracking System (BSTS), Airborne Optical Adjunct (AOA).

“Individual Commitment to a group effort –
That is what makes a team work,…”
Vince Lombardi

Our Family

Key Direct Personnel:
Dan Scheld President
Dr. Joe Martin Director of Science Programs, Chief Scientist
Dr. Dan Ladner Director of R&D Programs, Chief R&D Scientist
John Flemming Director of Engineering Programs
Patrick Thompson Senior R&D Engineer
Some of our Principle Investigators & CoIs include:
Dr. John Marshall  SETI Institute
Dr. Penelope Boston New Mexico Tech / Complex Systems Research
Dr. Rocco Mancinelli  NASA AMES / SETI
Dr. Don Williamson  Colorado School of Mines
Dr. Dan Kojiro  NASA AMES
Dr. Jeff Plescia  Johns Hopkins/Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. Kim Kuhlman  Planetary Science Institute
Dr. Linda Ellis  San Francisco State University
Dr. Kris Zacny  Honeybee Robotics
Board of Directors:
Daniel Scheld President, N-Science Corporation
Jack Davis President and CEO, Advanced Surface Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Joseph Martin Director, N-Science Corp.
Joseph H. Rothenberg President, Universal Space Network
Christopher McCormick CEO, Broad Reach Engineering Co.
Tom Meyer Honorary Director, Founder, Mars Underground