Space Ambassador Speakers List

The following list identifies active NSS Space Ambassadors and the subject areas in which they give presentations. For detailed information about each speaker, and to see a list of the presentations they have given, click on the ambassador’s name.
Speaker Subjects
Stevan Akerley
  • The Moon
  • Our Solar System
  • In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)
  • Robotics
  • Space launch and orbital hardware technology
Mark Armstrong
  • The US Space Force
  • Space Tourism
Dr. Jason “Hap” Arnold, Ed.D.
  • Space Elevators
  • Interplanetary Logistics Network
Prathmesh Barapatre
  • Space Solar Power
  • Commercial LEO Space Stations
Gary Barnhard
  • Space Station Engineering and Integration Contract (SSEIC)
  • Automation and Robotics for the Space Station Program
  • Robotic Systems Integration Standards (RSIS)
  • Space Solar Power and ancillary services Beaming (SSPB)
Larry Bartoszek
  • Space Elevators
  • Sloan Digital Sky Survey
  • General Science
Frances Dellutri
  • SpacEdge Academy – Educating Teachers and Students Year Round
  • spUN Debates
Burton Dicht
  • Burt is the MC for NSS Space Forms, and Town Hall Meetings
  • Conducting NSS VIP Tours and NSS Special Events at Kennedy Space Center
  • From Goddard to Apollo: A History of the US Space Program
  • The Emergence of NewSpace: The Impact on the Space Industry and the Next Generation of Engineers
Vanessa Farsadaki
  • Space Medicine
  • Mental and Behavioral Health in Space
  • Sexology and Reproduction in Space
Al Globus
  • Space Settlement
Loretta Hall
  • History of Human Spaceflight
  • Women in Space
Eric Harkleroad
  • Mars In-situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)
Christean Kapp
  • Space Settlement Resources
Dr. OmPrakash G. Kulkarni
  • ISRO Projects
  • Energy Conservation
  • Career Opportunities in Aerospace
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Innovation and IPR
  • Renewable Energy
  • Instrumentation in Irrigation and Farming
  • Carbon Footprint
Bruce Mackenzie
  • Mars Settlement
  • Mars Architectural Design
  • Orbital Settlement
Bryce Meyer
  • Space Farming
Jim Plaxco
  • Commercial LEO Space Stations
  • NASA Commercial LEO Destinations Program
  • Commercial Space
  • CisLunar Development
  • Mars Exploration and Settlement
  • NewSpace
  • Space Art
  • Space Economics
  • Space Policy
  • Space Settlement
Ken Ruffin
  • Future of NASA and Commercial Spaceflight
  • Space Travel
  • Space Development
  • Space Settlement
Avinash Shirode
  • Career and educational opportunity in space technology
  • Renewable energy
  • Discovery of universe through spirituality
Kevin Simmons
  • Aerospace Education
  • CubeSats, High Altitude Balloons
Casey Stedman
  • Suborbital Spaceflight
  • Human Factors of Space Travel
  • Planetary Settlement