NSS Forum October 13: From Astronaut to Industry

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The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EDT

From Earth to Orbit to Industry: An Astronaut’s Journey

A Conversation with Capt Scott Altman, USN (Retired) 

Scott Altman

Scott Altman
President, Space Operating Group, ASRC Federal
Space Shuttle Commander
USN Test Pilot

Join us for a conversation with retired astronaut, Scott Altman, about his robust and notable career, including his experiences flying in the Navy, exploring space with NASA and leading missions for the Hubble Space Telescope. Scott will share details on the “crooked path” he took that led him to join the private sector after a 30-year career, and his current adventures as a president at ASRC Federal, where he and his team work alongside NASA to develop the next generation of technology in this new age of space travel. We will discuss everything from NASA’s current Artemis mission vision to Scott’s vision for the future of space exploration, and even his stint as a stunt pilot for the acclaimed film “Top Gun.” Don’t miss Scott’s personal reflections as he highlights many aspects of his extraordinary flying career and discusses what is next in space. Use the link above or below to register.

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Scott Altman, President of the Space Operating Group for ASRC Federal, is responsible for the group’s financial and technical performance, providing leadership in setting and executing operating plans and delivering on commitments to NASA, Space Force, NOAA and Federal Aviation Administration customers.

Before joining the ASRC Federal in 2010, Scott had a distinguished career with NASA and the Navy. The former astronaut and 2018 astronaut Hall of Fame inductee is a veteran of four space flights, logging over 51 days in space and commanded the final two servicing missions of the Hubble Space Telescope. Scott also logged more than 7,000 hours in over 40 types of aircrafts, but still considers flying the F-14D over Iraq as his peak aviation experience.

Scott received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and holds a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. Scott is a retired Navy captain.

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Register no later than October 13 at 8 pm EDT

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