Roman Chiporukha is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Office of SpaceVIP. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Roman & Erica, Inc, a lifestyle management and luxury travel firm with decades of experience and offices located in New York and Aspen. An exclusive membership-based firm, Roman & Erica combine the services of a respected concierge, luxury travel consultant, and top-level personal assistant.
Roman also founded the Space Prize Foundation, a 501c3 that promotes gender equity in the burgeoning space economy. Space Prize NYC has recently awarded 5 Zero Gravity seats to 5 young women from each of NYC’s boroughs. The Space Prize Paris winner will be announced at the IAC in Paris in September and Space Prize Portugal will be announced in early August. Space Prize UK and Space Prize Israel are in the works.
Roman has been involved in private astronaut initiatives since 2018 and his direct efforts led to the purchase of one of only three private astronaut tickets for Axiom Space’s 10 day mission to the International Space Station that was successfully completed on April 25, 2022.
Roman lives in NYC with his wife and two children, and is passionately dedicated to the advancement of humanity’s unity in space exploration.