Vice President & General Manager, Oceaneering Space Systems
“Perspectives on Safety While Traveling at Mach 25″
Based on a 27 year career as an Air Force fighter pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, Mike will share his unique and personal perspective on creating and maintaining safe operations in technically complex and demanding operational environments. From flying F-15s in Germany during the height of the cold war, to pushing the edge of the envelope on modern day fighters, to rocketing into space at a final speed of MACH 25, Mike’s stories drive home the importance of creating an open, collaborative environment where the right information gets to the right person at the right time to make the right decision. While technically complex and demanding operations aren’t without risk, some behaviors can stack the odds of safe completion in our favor.
Mike graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1981 with a Mechanical Engineering degree and earned a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University in 1994. While at USAFA, he was captain of the varsity football team. He was a combat ready F-15 pilot and instructor pilot before graduating from Test Pilot school in 1992. After accepting an assignment to NASA in 1995, Mike flew into space three times on the space shuttle, twice as a pilot and once as the Commander. His NASA non-flying responsibilities included providing the crew go-no go decisions for shuttle launches and participating as NASA’s only ex-officio member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. Mike left NASA in 2007 and is currently the VP / GM of Oceaneering Space Systems.
Check-in & Networking: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker & Program: 12:45 p.m.
Conclusion of Event: 1:30 p.m.
Price per person
Corporate Table: Requires a minimum reservation of 10 persons, but can be set for 11 or 12. (Price per person: $65.00)
RSVP: By Friday, March 24th
No Shows: No Shows will be billed if not cancelled 48 hours prior to event.