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Human Space Flight Operations with Former NASA Mission Control Director

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Friday, May 17th, 2019 -- 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2325 Rayburn House Office Building

RSVP to jack@spacecoalition.com

Please join the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration this Friday May 17 for the 4th Congressional Space Studies Series meeting of the year, when we will welcome the former Director of NASA’s Mission Control, Mr. Paul Hill, as our special guest lecturer on Human Spaceflight Operations. In a change from past classes, please note that this month's session will begin at 2:30pm in Rayburn Room 2325.  Please feel free to forward this invitation to other staff colleagues who may be interested and kindly RSVP so Jack can track expected attendance. As always, coffee will be provided! Hope to see you then.


Paul Sean Hill is a leadership evangelist – an author, public speaker, and executive consultant – focusing on universal leadership challenges like risk management, critical thinking, and leading change. As NASA’s Director of Mission Operations from 2007 through 2014, Paul was responsible for all aspects of human spaceflight mission planning, training, and Mission Control. Before this, he held a number of senior leadership positions including Deputy Manager of the Extravehicular Activity Office, Manager of Shuttle Operations, and Deputy Director of Mission Operations. Paul served as a Space Shuttle and International Space Station Flight Director leading flight preparation and execution from Mission Control for 24 missions from 1996 through 2005, with his final assignment as the Lead Flight Director for the return-to-flight after the Space Shuttle Columbia accident. Prior to NASA, he was a U.S. Air Force Captain and satellite operations officer.

His professional awards include the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, two NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals, Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, Rotary National Award for Space Achievement – Stellar Award, and recognition as an Outstanding Aerospace Engineer by the Aerospace Alumni Academy of Texas A&M University.