- September 24, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Join us in kicking off the Washington Space Business Roundtable’s 2018-2019 program year with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine was nominated by President Donald Trump, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in as NASA’s 13th administrator on April 23, 2018.
Bridenstine was elected in 2012 to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served on the Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee.
Bridenstine’s career in federal service began in the U.S. Navy, flying the E-2C Hawkeye off the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. It was there that he flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. He later moved to the F-18 Hornet and flew at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, the parent command to TOPGUN.
After transitioning from active duty to the U.S. Navy Reserve, Bridenstine returned to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to be the Executive Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. Bridenstine was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 2012 while flying missions in Central and South America in support of America’s war on drugs. Most recently, he transitioned to the 137th Special Operations Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard. Bridenstine completed a triple major at Rice University, and earned his MBA at Cornell University.
Administrator Bridenstine will be interviewed by SpaceNews Senior Staff Writer, Jeff Foust. Foust writes about space policy, commercial space, and related topics for the publication. He has more than a decade of experience writing about space policy, commercial space, and related topics. In 2003, he started The Space Review, a weekly publication of longform articles and commentary on a wide range of space topics that continues to operate to this day.
He earned a Ph.D. in planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 and a B.S. with honors in geophysics and planetary science from the California Institute of Technology in 1993. He received the Press Award from the National Space Club and Foundation in 2018.
Administrator Bridenstine will be introduced by Lisa Callahan, Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Civil Space line of business for Lockheed Martin Space. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of execution and growth for Commercial and Civil markets in human and robotic deep space exploration, communications and weather and remote sensing. Callahan is also responsible for Michoud Operations and related activity at Stennis Space Center.
Callahan’s previous roles at Lockheed Martin Corporation include: Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit; Vice President and General Manager of Mission Systems & Training Undersea Systems; Vice President of Maritime Ballistic Missile Defense Program; and Program Director for Lockheed Martin’s Simulation Training and Support business.
Callahan graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Currently, she is a member of the Dean of Engineering Advisory Board.
Registration Deadline: September 14
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