Tim Hughes serves as Chief Counsel for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), a rocket company founded in 2002 by dot-com entrepreneur and Pay-Pal co-founder, Elon Musk. Headquartered in El Segundo, California with launch facilities in California and the Marshall Islands, SpaceX is developing a family of launch vehicles intended to reduce the cost and increase the reliability of access to space. Prior to joining SpaceX, Mr. Hughes served as Majority Counsel to the Committee on Science in the United States House of Representatives. Mr. Hughes was the principal House staff attorney responsible for drafting and shepherding the passage of commercial space transportation legislation, H.R. 3752, H.R. 5245 (enacted as P.L. 108-428), and H.R. 5382, the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004 (enacted as P.L. 108-492). Mr. Hughes is a graduate of William and Mary Law School and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.