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

Gregory Johnson

Gregory Johnson
President & Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Gregory H. Johnson (Col., USAF, Ret.) is the President and Executive Director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). He is responsible for leading staff in the identification of novel applications and the development of new partnership opportunities which will advance utilization of our nation's orbiting laboratory. Prior to his current position, he was a decorated officer and pilot with the U.S. Air Force. Johnson flew 34 combat missions in support of Operation Desert Storm and 27 missions during Operation Southern Watch. During his nearly 25 years in the U.S. Air Force, he logged over 5,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft. In 1998, Johnson was selected as a NASA Astronaut and ultimately piloted two Space Shuttle missions (STS-123 and STS-134, both aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour), where he spent nearly 32 days in orbit and contributed to the assembly of the International Space Station. He later served on rotational assignment as the associate director of external programs at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, during which he managed all public affairs, outreach and educational programs at the Center.  Johnson holds a Bachelor's of Science in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master's of Science in flight structures engineering from Columbia University, and a Master's of Business Administration from University of Texas at Austin.

Participating Events

Monday, April 13, 2015
3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.:
New Generation Leadership Exchange: Speed Mentoring
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Main Ballroom
Senior Mentors:

Amir R. Blachman

Managing Director
Space Angels Network

Rick Byrens

Alliance Spacesystems

Brig. Gen. Cary Chun, USAF (Ret.)

Senior Vice President Client Relations
ASRC Federal

BG Timothy R. Coffin

Commanding General
White Sands Missile Range

Dan Collins

Chief Operating Officer
United Launch Alliance

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

President and COO
Escape Dynamics Inc.

Michael C. Gass

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Philippe Hazane

Space attaché & CNES Representative
Embassy of France

Sandy Johnson

President and CEO
Barrios Technology

Gregory Johnson

President & Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Janet Nickloy

Vice President, National Strategy & Business Development
Harris Corporation

Dara A. Panahy

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Chirag Parikh

Director of Space Policy
National Security Council, The White House

The Honorable Patricia Grace Smith

Former FAA Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation
Principal, Patti Grace Smith Consulting, L.L.C.

John Williams

President & CEO
Universal Space Network


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