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On July 20, 1969, Buzz made the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk, becoming the 2nd human to set foot on another world. Since retiring, Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure America’s continued leadership in human space exploration.
NYT Best-Selling Author of First Man
James R. Hansen is a NYT best-selling author who has written about the history of aerospace, science and technology for the past thirty years. His book, First Man, was recently adapted into a film of the same name starring Ryan Gosling.
Chief Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A renowned science fiction writer who produced the Cosmos series with Carl Sagan, B. Gentry Lee is responsible for the engineering integrity of all the robotic planetary missions managed by JPL.
Former NASA Astronaut
Mike Massimino is a former astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on The Big Bang Theory, a professor at Columbia University and a New York Times best-selling author.
Senior Astronaut, Stanford Engineer and MBA
Steve Smith made an audacious childhood dream to be an astronaut come true despite multiple setbacks. He is one of America’s most experienced astronauts with 4 spaceflights and 7 spacewalks to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
Former CEO of X Prize Foundation
Dr. Peter Diamandis formerly headed the X Prize Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive breakthroughs that benefit humanity.
Speaker Leroy Chiao has worked in both government and commercial space programs. As a veteran of four NASA space missions, he logged over 229 days in space.
NASA's Longest Serving Administrator
Having served three US presidents as the leader of NASA, Daniel Goldin transitioned the agency from a Cold War-focused mission to one of global leadership in revolutionary, scientific and technical pursuits.
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