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Astronaut Mark N. Brown

Astronaut Mark N. Brown

NASA Astronaut, USAF Fighter Pilot, Engineer, NASA & Corporate Manager, Speaker

– United States Astronaut, Retired – Mission Specialist on STS-28 & STS-48, Logged ~249 hours in space
– Served on the Challenger accident investigation team in 1986
– Flew on STS-28 in 1989 where he deployed a satellite and was trained to perform an EVA
– Flew on STS-48 in 1991 deploying another satellite using the shuttle’s mechanical arm
– Lead astronaut on the space station program from 1991-1993
– President of MTC Technologies in Dayton Ohio until it was sold in 2008 to BAE Systems
– Member of the Air Force Museum Foundation Board of Managers and the Purdue University Industrial Advisory Committee.
– Member of the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology (OAATC)
– Aerospace Consultant and public speaker
– Presentations include “The History of US Manned Spaceflight”, “Living in Space”, “Astronaut Selection and Training” and “The Earth from Space”

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Biography

Mr. Brown has enjoyed a distinguished career as an Air Force fighter pilot, engineer, NASA astronaut, NASA manager, and corporate manager. His unique combination of operational, technical, and managerial experience has made him an invaluable asset to the Air Force, NASA, and the corporations he has worked for. After a 20 year career with the Air Force that included two trips to space on the space shuttle, he joined industry and has worked for a series of corporations in ever increasing roles of responsibility to include President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Brown is now an aerospace consultant and also serves as a member of the Air Force Museum Foundation Board of Managers, the Purdue University Industrial Advisory Committee, and the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC).

Mr. Brown is also an entertaining and informative speaker. His presentations address all the important questions like “How do you go to the bathroom in space?” and “What does weightlessness feel like?” He is also a member of the Association of Space Explorers (http://www.space-explorers.org/) which is an international nonprofit professional and educational organization of over 395 astronauts and cosmonauts from 35 nations.

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Awards and Honors Include:

• Senior Space Badge
• Defense Superior Service Medal
• Air Force Commendation Medal – 2
• National Defense Medal

Speaking Points:

• Living in Space
• Leadership
• Launching Tomorrow’s Leaders
• Orbital Debris – Issues & Challenges

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