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Mark N. Brown  

NASA Astronaut, USAF Fighter Pilot, Engineer, NASA & Corporate Manager

Mark Brown has enjoyed a distinguished career as an Air Force fighter pilot, engineer, NASA astronaut, NASA manager and corporate manager. His unique combination of operational, technical and managerial experience has made him an invaluable asset to the Air Force, NASA and the corporations he has worked for.

After a 20-year career with the Air Force that included two trips to space on the space shuttle, he joined industry and has worked for a series of corporations in roles of ever-increasing responsibility to include President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Brown is now an aerospace consultant and also serves as a member of the Air Force Museum Foundation Board of Managers, the Purdue University Industrial Advisory Committee and the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC).

Brown is an entertaining and informative speaker. His presentations address all the important questions like “How do you go to the bathroom in space?” and “What does weightlessness feel like?” He is a member of the Association of Space Explorers, an international nonprofit professional and educational organization of over 395 astronauts and cosmonauts from 35 nations.


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Speech Topics

Living in Space


The History of US Manned Spaceflight

Astronaut Selection and Training

The Earth from Space

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