A former democratic Congressman, Nick represented the 22nd Congressional District of Texas for 2007-2009. During this time he was an avid supporter and representative of NASA and the Johnson Space Center. In 2007 he was able to secure more than $300 million in additional funding for NASA. He is a fierce proponent of human space […]
A veteran NASA astronaut, Tom is also a scientist, speaker, author and consultant. He holds a doctorate in planetary sciences, and, in more than eleven years with NASA, flew on four space shuttle missions. On his last flight, he led three spacewalks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station, the American Destiny laboratory. […]
Henry is a research professor of space policy and international affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He joined the Space Policy Institute in 1992, and he previously served as a senior economist and policy analyst at both NASA and the National Science Foundation.
Steve Hawley is a former NASA astronaut who flew on five Space Shuttle missions, and is currently the director of engineering physics at the University of Kansas, as well as a professor of physics and astronomy. Among his numerous awards are NASA’s Outstanding Performance award, the Presidential Rank award and several NASA Space Flight medals.
Former astronaut and first African American to conduct a spacewalk, Bernard has served as mission specialist (STS-55) and payload commander (STS-63). He is a former vice president/chief scientist of SPACEHAB, Inc. and vice president of business development for Space Media, Inc. He is currently president/CEO of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital accelerator for Medical […]
A former NASA engineer, flight director and space shuttle program manager, Wayne also served as NASA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Strategic Partnerships until 2010. He is the recipient of NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Leadership Award, the Outstanding Leadership Medal, the Exceptional Service Medal and numerous NASA Group Achievement awards.