Virtual Talk with NASA Astronaut Terry Virts
Be inspired by Colonel Terry Virts, a retired U.S. Air Force test fighter pilot, NASA astronaut veteran of two spaceflights, and International Space Station commander who spent 200 consecutive days in space. Terry has impacted audiences across the globe with his wit, fascinating stories from space, breathtaking images, and most importantly his wisdom about life on earth. His perspective is unique, having spent seven months off of our planet with his international crew. Terry will make you laugh, think, and want to hear more about such diverse topics as:
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Group Size: Any
What's Included: Expert-led virtual talk
Colonel Terry Virts (ret) served in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot, test pilot and NASA astronaut. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Harvard Business School. On Feb. 8, 2010 he made his first spaceflight as pilot of the Space Shuttle Endeavor during mission STS-130. His next launch was onboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-15M on Nov. 23, 2014 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. In March of the following year, Terry assumed command of the International Space Station (ISS) as Commander of Expedition 43. Virts has spent more than seven months in space.
Terry currently travels worldwide inspiring audiences with stories from space and his insights into life on earth. He brings his unique perspective to businesses, covering diverse topics such as: the environment; global wealth; intercultural leadership; crisis and risk management; innovation; strategy and vision; and decision making. He recently directed his first film, One More Orbit about his Guinness World Record-breaking mission in July 2019, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. His next book, How to Astronaut, is due out in Sep. 2020. Terry also authored Apo11o: To the Moon and Back, a collector’s edition reproduction of the original flight plan Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the mission control team in Houston used to plan and execute man’s first mission to land on the moon. He is currently involved in several television and film projects, serves on corporate boards, writes and promotes public policy.
Terry is one of only four astronauts to have piloted a Space Shuttle, flown a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, performed space walks and commanded the ISS. He has a unique perspective about the earth, having taken more photos from space than any other astronaut. He is also one of the stars of the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, shooting much of the stunning footage himself. Virts’ photography is also featured in his National Geographic book, View From Above.