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Steve Isakowitz

Space Pacesetter and Storyteller

Steve Isakowitz is a recognized leader across the government, private, space, and technology sectors.

As president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, a leading architect for the country’s national security and civil space programs, Steve works with the U.S. government to advance the nation’s space enterprise. 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.

Prior to Aerospace Corp., Steve 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, he 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.