8 Stellar Astronauts to Inspire Your Audience

7 October 2019

Astronauts share a unique and inspiring story not many speakers can share.

From stories of space exploration to working under extreme pressure, astronauts share an inspiring experience of heroism and determination that can captivate an audience from all walks of life.

Reach for the stars for your next event and discover 8 out-of-this-world astronauts for an interstellar and unforgettable experience!

Chris Hadfield

Astronaut and the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, Colonel Chris Hadfield is a pioneer of many historic 'firsts'.

During his multi-faceted career, Chris has intercepted Soviet bombers in Canadian airspace, lived on the ocean floor, been NASA’s Director of Operations in Russia, and recorded science and music videos seen by hundreds of millions.

Perfect for the stage, he inspires audiences with 'An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth', his insights into leadership  and managing change , and his extensive knowledge and passion for STEM.

Tim Peake

As a champion for science, innovation, exploration and adventure, Tim Peake was the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station, where his work during mission Principia captured the hearts and minds of millions.

One of Tim’s most cherished moments of his mission was having the opportunity to talk with the late Professor Stephen Hawking from the ISS. During their hour-long video call, they discussed topics from their favourite music to quantum physics and the future of humanity whilst marvelling at the spectacular view of Earth from space.

Tim shares the unique insights on leadership , motivation , collaboration , fear and risk management  that his incredible career as a test pilot and astronaut has afforded him. He draws on his own out-of-this-world experiences to inspire audiences with his recipe for mission success and Peak(e) Performance.

Helen Sharman OBE

In May 1991, Helen launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, and becoming the first British Astronaut.

She uses her talks to describe the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth. Awarded the OBE in 1993, Helen is a full-time scientist, a pioneer, a role model for young people and an inspiration to all.

A superb speaker, Helen enthuses her audience about Space, STEM and the wonders of science .

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon.

As the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, Buzz joined history by being a part of the first manned lunar landing.

As one of the leading space exploration advocates, Buzz continues to chart a course for future space travel and is passionate about inspiring the younger generations of future explorers and innovators .

Leroy Chiao

Dr. Leroy Chiao is a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander who works in business, consulting, executive coaching and space education. He most recently served as Commander and NASA Science Officer of Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station.

Leroy has logged over 229 days in space – over 36 hours of which were spent in Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA, or spacewalks). In 2009, he served on the White House-appointed Review of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee, and he currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council.

As a professional international speaker, and a co-founder and the CEO of OneOrbit, Leroy provides unforgettable keynotes  and training to companies and schools.

Roberta Bondar

Dr. Roberta Bondar is an astronaut, physician and scientist, she was the first Canadian woman and neurologist to fly in space. She joined the space shuttle Discovery for its 1992 mission, where she conducted over 40 investigations from 13 countries.

Broadening the horizon for many, Roberta can educate her audiences on her extra-terrestrial travels, social responsibility and the environment in her keynote speeches  alongside stunning photographs from space, an excellent addition to any event.

Mark Kelly

NASA space mission commander and American hero Captain Mark Kelly demonstrates how focus, dedication and persistence can help you tap into your potential to succeed in any competitive setting.

A role model, modern-day pioneer and leader of distinction, together with his identical twin brother Scott, he has laid the groundwork for the future of space exploration as the subject of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body.

From space and the politics of science, Mark spans the gamut of topics  for an incredible speaking event.

Winston Scott

Former NASA astronaut, Winston Scott amazes audiences with breath-taking actual footage from space as he takes his audience on a journey to places few people will ever see. He also draws on his NASA experience to offer a unique perspective into multinational team building  and the essence of leadership .

From numerous spacewalks and satellite retrievals to groundbreaking experiments for the International Space Station, he has helmed teams of astronauts and technicians as they pushed the boundaries of scientific knowledge in some of the most strenuous conditions known to man.

Scott is an indispensable resource for any organization or individual performing under pressure. His speaking topics include ‘destination outer space’, ‘lessons from NASA: multinational team building and leadership’, and ‘to the stars and beyond: reaching your dreams’.

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