Gregory H. Johnson
Colonel (Ret), USAF
Colonel Gregory H. Johnson is a retired US Air Force officer, aerospace engineer, and NASA astronaut. He supports Business Development at Lockheed Martin Space and is a new test pilot at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Johnson also serves as a Board member/advisor for a few space start-ups and STEM non-profits.
Johnson started his career in the US Air Force, flying over 50 different aircraft, accumulating over 5,000 hours, including ~60 F-15E combat missions in the Persian Gulf. In 1998, he joined the NASA astronaut corps and ultimately piloted two Space Shuttle missions, STS-123 and STS-134. After leaving NASA, he served as Executive Director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, a non-profit commissioned to maximize utilization of the International Space Station to benefit life here on the Earth. Most recently, he served as a crew integration engineer for the Human Landing System Ascent Element at Lockheed Martin.
Johnson is a member of the Association of Space Explorers, Society of Experimental Test Pilots, AIAA Associate Fellow, and is an honorary Rotarian. He has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy, an MS in Flight Structures Engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Texas (Austin).