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Rick Mastracchio

Director, Strategy and Business Development, Human Exploration and Operations, Northrop Grumman

Rick Mastracchio is the Director of Strategy and Business Development for Northrop Grumman’s Human Exploration and Operations unit.  He has held previously positions as a Program Manager and as the Director of Cygnus Operations.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Mr. Mastracchio spent 20 years as a NASA Astronaut.  He has flown three Space Shuttle Missions, a Soyuz mission and was a crew member on two International Space Station Expeditions, logging a total of 227 days in space as well as nine spacewalks. Mr. Mastracchio has held numerous leadership positions at NASA including lead for Space Shuttle cockpit displays update, crew office rep to the Orion program office, instructor astronaut and lead spacewalker on numerous missions.

Mr. Mastracchio has degrees from The University of Connecticut, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Houston.  Mr. Mastracchio has received numerous honors including NASA Space Flight Medals, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

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