Featured Keynote: Dr. Firouz Naderi
Search for Extraterrestrial Life in our Solar System
Former director of Solar System Exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
(Oversaw robotic spacecraft dispatched to all corners of the solar system.)
Prior position: NASA's Program Manager for Mars Exploration
Recipient of NASA's outstanding Leadership Medal and NASA's, Distinguished Service Medal (NASA's highest award)
Date & Time: July 25 (Monday), 2016; 09:05am - 10:00am
LOCATION: East Ballrooms 6, 7, & 8
Dr. Naderi is the former director of Solar System Exploration at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where he oversaw robotic spacecraft dispatched to all corners of the solar system to discover how it formed and evolved, and how we came to be.
Prior to that he was NASA’s Program Manager for Mars Exploration at the time of the twin Mars Rovers landings and for several years he served as the senior strategic officer for JPL. His experience is in large complex program and project management.
Currently he serves as coach, advisor, and strategists for a number of startup companies
He has been elected a Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is the recipient of several awards for outstanding contributions to space science and technology. These include: NASA’s outstanding Leadership Medal, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Technology Hall of Fame Medal, and NASA’s highest award: Distinguished Service Medal.
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