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Garrett Reisman        

Astronaut Garrett Reisman, PhD., Professor of Astronautical Engineering at USC and Senior Advisor at SpaceX

Dr. Reisman was selected by NASA as a mission specialist astronaut in 1998. His first mission was aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, in 2008, which dropped him off for a 95 day mission aboard the International Space Station after which he returned to Earth aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. His second mission was aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis,in 2010, and returned Dr. Reisman to the Space Station.

During these missions, Dr. Reisman performed 3 spacewalks, operated the Space Station Robot Arm and was a flight engineer aboard the Space Shuttle. After leaving NASA in 2011, Dr. Reisman joined SpaceX where he worked for Elon Musk and prepared SpaceX for human spaceflight as the Director of Space Operations. Currently he is a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at USC and a Senior Advisor at SpaceX.

Speech Topics


Lessons Learned: Inspiration, Determination, Vision, and Innovation (Great for College Audiences)

The Recent Past and Near Future of the American Space Program

Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia - Failures of Risk Management - What can organizations and individuals learn from these tragedies?

Simplicity as a Guiding Principle in Engineering Design

Innovation at NASA and SpaceX - Who does it better and why?

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