Scientific Minds


Executive Officer

Steven Mellard founded Scout Aerospace LLC in 2017 as a vehicle to create innovations for off-world transport and manufacturing technologies. He studied physics and mechanical engineering at the University of West Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology respectively. He worked for ten years Delta Air Lines as a supply chain manager and process engineer before returning to Georgia Tech to complete his Master's in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering. He is licensed as an E.I.T. in the State of Georgia.



Operations Officer

Nicholas founded Scout in 2017 to build a world-renowned name for excellence in space technology. He is licensed by the FAA as an Airframe and Powerplant technician and by the FCC as a Ham Radio Operator. Nicholas has over 10 years of aircraft MRO and aviation maintenance management experience and 1500+ hours of detailed aircraft repair instruction. His field of expertise is in aerospace avionics, navigation, and electronics. He holds a Bachelors in Astronomy from the Georgia State University.




The Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC) was established in 1989 to develop a statewide network of academic, industry, and non-profit partners dedicated to maximize the number of Georgia students from all backgrounds who are well-prepared in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and who are motivated to support space and aeronautics programs vital to this nation. GSGC has 20 affiliate members and 10 partner organizations serving metropolitan and rural areas of the state. Through its member programs, GSGC conducts research, internships, scholarships, fellowships, K-12 student and teacher training programs and public outreach across Georgia.

Georgia Space Grant Consortium