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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Dr. Leroy Chiao

Dr. Leroy Chiao
Special Advisor - Human Space Flight
Space Foundation

Educated as an engineer, Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight Dr. Leroy Chiao works in business and academia. He is also a consultant, speaker and former NASA astronaut. Chiao grew up in Danville, Calif., and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. A native English speaker, he also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Russian. He has flown three Space Shuttle missions: STS-92 Discovery, Oct. 11-24, 2000; STS-72 Endeavour, Jan. 11-20, 1996; and STS-65 Columbia, July 8-23, 1994. In addition, he flew as Flight Engineer 1 aboard Soyuz TMA-5 to the International Space Station (ISS), where he served as commander and NASA science officer during Expedition 10. Chiao received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 2004. After a 15-year career with NASA, he left in 2005 to work and consult on a number of projects. In 2009, he served as a member of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee, and currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council. He holds appointments at Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine, and is involved in educational programs. He also serves on the editorial board of New Space Journal. An instrument-rated pilot, Chiao has logged over 2,900 flight hours in a variety of aircraft.

Participating Events

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
4:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.:
Panel: ISS Control - Global Collaboration and the Contribution of Young Professionals
Symposium Program
Location: International Center: Main Stage
Moderator:

Dr. Leroy Chiao

Special Advisor - Human Space Flight
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Andrea Boyd

ISS Flight Operations Engineer, Space Applications Services
European Astronaut Centre

Mason Hall

Data Management Coordinator (DMC) Flight Controller
NASA

Benjamin P. Honey

Attitude Determination and Control Officer
International Space Station, NASA Johnson Space Center

Daichi Nakamura

ISS JEM Flight Controller, Space Engineering Development (SED) Co.,Ltd.
JAXA Tsukuba Space Center
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:45 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.:
Panel: How New Gens can make the Case for Space: Enhancing Global Awareness
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: West Ballroom

Does the new generation of space leaders have an expectation, a responsibility, an obligation even, to not only  promote space awareness but redefine the public’s image of space exploration? This panel will examine the influence of public relations campaigns, social media, documentaries/films and other forms of communications on shaping global public opinion about the space industry.

Moderator:

Kevin Cook

Vice President - Marketing and Communications
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Jeffrey Carr

President
Griffin Communications

Dr. Leroy Chiao

Special Advisor - Human Space Flight
Space Foundation

Don Kempf

President
Giant Screen Films

Daniel Lockney

Technology Transfer Program Executive
NASA Headquarters

 

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