President and Chief Executive Officer
The Aerospace Corporation
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- ASCENDx Summit 17 September: Keynote Address Session Recording
Steve Isakowitz is a recognized leader across the government and private sectors in the fields of space and technology.
As president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, a leading architect for the country’s national security and civil space programs, Mr. Isakowitz works with the U.S. government to advance the nation’s space enterprise and to develop strategies to ensure its preeminence. In this role, he leads Aerospace’s efforts to promote the mission success of various launches and on-orbit operations of systems for the U.S. Air Force and Intelligence Community while directing efforts to ensure greater resiliency in our nation’s space assets.
Prior to Aerospace, Mr. Isakowitz served as chief technology officer and later as president of Virgin’s space ventures business, where he led the development of privately funded launch systems, advanced technologies, and other new space applications. Previously, Mr. Isakowitz served as deputy associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA, where he guided the development of advanced technologies and promoted innovative approaches in the areas of space transportation and government-industry partnerships. Before his NASA work, he served as science and space programs branch chief at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Earlier in his career, he also managed the development of launch vehicles for Lockheed Martin.
In recognition of his achievements, Isakowitz has received numerous awards and citations, including NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal and the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award.
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