We invited Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission at NASA, to the second Growing Together Conference 2022 for a keynote talk, fireside chat, and Q&A.
In his keynote, Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen talked about current and future space missions and what humanity learns from space science. Beyond the what and the why, Thomas explained how to build trust, how to do miracle missions, and how to make the teams and the public proud of this work.
Thank you for coming, Thomas. It was a pleasure to have you!
Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen is the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
He was a key force behind the James Webb Space Telescope, the Parker Solar Probe, the Perseverance mission to Mars, and many more. He is also the founder of the largest entrepreneurship program at US universities, the University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurship.
For his work, Mr Zurbuchen has been recognized with the 2018 Heinrich-Greinacher prize, the 2020 Outstanding Leadership Medal for leadership and critical support in leading the Science Mission Directorate, and advancing scientific knowledge, the 2021 Presidential Rank Award for sustained extraordinary accomplishment, and the 2022 Distinguished Service Medal for extraordinary contributions and outstanding leadership to NASA’s mission and the US space program.
As a member of the D ONE growth board from 2011 - 2016, Thomas Zurbuchen helped build our company in the early days.