July 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California

Speaker

Bruce Pittman

Bruce Pittman is the founder and president of Profit Engineering Technologies and is currently working as a contractor at NASA as the Director of Flight Projects and Chief System Engineer in the NASA Space Portal and the Emerging Commercial Space Office at NASA Ames Research Center. In this position Mr. Pittman supports programs ranging from suborbital human-tended research; orbital applications of the International Space Station and other orbiting commercial facilities; low cost, reliable access to space, as well as cis-lunar commercialization. He has been involved in high technology project development, project management and system engineering in a variety of industries for over 30 years. Bruce has been a founder and member of the startup team in a number of early growth companies including SpaceHab, Kistler Aerospace, New Focus, Product Factory, Prometheus II Ltd. and Industrial Sound and Motion. Bruce is a Space Frontier Foundation Advocate, Chairman of the AIAA Commercial Space Group, Co-founder and President of the Silicon Valley Space Club and a Director of the Space Investment Summit Coalition and in 2011 NASA award him the Exceptional Public Service Medal for “exceptional leadership in pioneering the development of commercial space for public benefit”.
Bruce Pittman
Flight Projects Director, NASA Ames Space Portal