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Nick Skytland 2023

Nick Skytland

Chief Technologist and Director, Business Development & Technology Integration Office, NASA Johnson Space Center

Nick Skytland is the Chief Technologist at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) and Director of the Business Development and Technology Integration Office where he is helping NASA return to the Moon by partnering with industry and academia to advance the future of human spaceflight and propel the space economy. Throughout his career, he has trained astronauts for spacewalks, conducted research in human physiology, led ground-breaking open innovation programs, established the agency’s social media presence on platforms such as Twitter, launched the largest hackathon in history (SpaceApps), authored the Future of Work strategy, instituted the agency’s first data science office, and led numerous transformation and modernization initiatives. He is currently focused on ushering in NASA’s next chapter in human space exploration and his work spans strategic partnerships, technology development, open innovation and technology transfer.

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