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Garrett Reisman, speaker

Garrett Reisman

    • A NASA Astronaut who flew on all three Space Shuttles and went on to become an Senior Advisor at Elon Musk’s SpaceX
    • Professor of Astronautical Engineering at USC
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Inspiration & Determination - Garrett Reisman

Inspiration & Determination - Garrett Reisman

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Astronaut Garrett Reisman, Keynote Speaker

Astronaut Garrett Reisman, Keynote Speaker

Garrett Reisman Speaker Biography

Garrett Reisman is a former NASA Astronaut, Currently he is a Professor of Astronautical Engineering at USC and a Senior Advisor at SpaceX. Thus, he is a major player in both the American space program’s past and future. With funny and personal stories, he will tell you what was it like to launch on the space shuttle, do a spacewalk, see the Earth from space, re-enter the atmosphere, be interviewed by Stephen Colbert and work for Elon Musk. He can provide an insider perspective on innovation at both NASA and SpaceX and share other lessons learned about how to inspire yourself and your team, how to muster the determination required to achieve great things, and how to be a truly visionary leader. Dr. Reisman will give you a behind the scenes look at what is coming up next in human spaceflight, a golden new age of exploration that is right around the corner!

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Lessons Learned from NASA and SpaceX
Drawing upon his multiple Space Shuttle and Space Station missions as a NASA astronaut and his over seven years working for Elon Musk as an executive at SpaceX, Dr. Garrett Reisman will share his lessons learned regarding inspiration, determination, vision, and innovation. Astronaut Reisman has the distinction of being a key player in both the traditional NASA space program and the rapidly expanding commercial space flight industry. Using illuminating and humorous personal stories and an engaging multimedia presentation about both spaceflight past and future, Dr. Reisman will leave you with useful gems of wisdom while keeping you thoroughly entertained.

Innovation at NASA and SpaceX
Who does it better and why? - As a NASA astronaut and an executive working for Elon Musk at SpaceX, Dr. Garrett Reisman had first-hand experience with two vastly different approaches to innovation, risk management and decision making. The freedom to fail is an essential requirement for breakthrough innovation, but how do you fail safely when your goal is to fly people in space? Dr. Reisman will use an engaging multimedia presentation, humorous personal stories and examples from his 13 years at NASA and 7 years at SpaceX to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of both approaches. This behind-the-scenes and entertaining look at human spaceflight past and future will provide lessons that you can use for yourself and your organization to increase innovation.


The Recent Past and Near Future of the American Space Program

Who does it better and why?

Lessons Learned: Inspiration, Determination, Vision, and Innovation

Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia – Failures of Risk Management

What can organizations and individuals learn from these tragedies?

Simplicity as a Guiding Design Principle

Coping with Confinement and Isolation

Jews in Space! A perspective from the first Jewish crew member on the International Space Station

Coming Up Next – A Golden Age of Human Spaceflight!

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