A NASA veteran who is historically notable for having flown on all three space shuttles, Dr. Garrett Reisman uses his witty humor and charismatic energy to speak on his outer space experiences and what the future holds for human spaceflight.
Dr. Reisman was selected by NASA as a mission specialist astronaut in 1998, and went on to complete his first mission aboard the space shuttle, Endeavour. On this first trip, he was dropped off for a 95 day stay aboard The International Space Station before returning to Earth aboard the space shuttle, Discovery. During his multiple missions, he performed 3 spacewalks, acted as a flight engineer, and operated the space station robot arm. But more importantly, he has been featured on multiple episodes of The Colbert Report.
In 2011, Dr. Reisman left NASA to join SpaceX in Hawthorne, California where he is currently the Director of Space Operations. In this job capacity, he works with NASA to prepare SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts, and maintains responsibility for all human interfaces in the crew vehicle; thus making him a major player in both the American space program’s historical past and future
Dr. Reisman will give his audience an insider’s view into what it was like to launch into space, see the Earth from orbit, do a spacewalk, live and work in space, and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere. In addition, he provides a behind-the-scenes look at what is to come next in the journey for human spaceflight; a whole new golden age of exploration.