Board of Advisors :: Marc Havican

Coalition for Deep Space Exploration


Marc Havican

Chief Storytelling Officer, Space City Films

Marc Havican headshot

Growing up near the Johnson Space Center during the earliest days of human spaceflight, Marc had a front-row seat as history unfolded, watching television trucks, reporters, crews and filmmakers invade the neighborhoods of Timber Cove and Nassau Bay as they shared the story of America’s space program with the world.

After graduating from the University of Houston School of Communication with a BFA in film, Marc began his career as a video assistant in the NFL on coach Jerry Glanville’s Houston Oilers staff.

Marc left the Oilers to work for the local NBC affiliate KPRC-TV. In 1989, two of Marc’s passions – space flight and filmmaking – blended perfectly when he landed his dream job as a producer/director at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. For nearly seven years he was immersed in telling the story of NASA and human spaceflight. He left NASA in 1995 to found Space City Films, whose mission is to tell the story of space exploration using cinematic feature film techniques.

Space City Films is nationally recognized as an industry leader in aerospace film, live event and multimedia production. The company produces content for both civil and commercial space customers, live events for Space Symposium.

In 2016, Marc won an Emmy for Soul of the Explorer, a poetic and inspirational short film that tells the story of a young girl who – inspired by her grandfather’s passion for space exploration – grows up to command humankind’s first crewed mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa.

When he is not traveling the world directing films, producing concerts, interviewing aerospace executives, or shooting rockets and spaceships, Marc produces model kits for his company Futuristic Retro, and conducts seminars and demos at model shows around the country.

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