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NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman Joins VAST as Human Spaceflight Advisor

Vast Space has appointed former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman as their Human Spaceflight Advisor; a strategic move that not only strengthens Vast Space's position in the commercial space industry but also signifies their commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of human space exploration.

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Zac Aubert

Zac Aubert

Tue Jul 11 2023Written by Zac Aubert

Vast Space has appointed former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman as their Human Spaceflight Advisor; a strategic move that not only strengthens Vast Space's position in the commercial space industry but also signifies their commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of human space exploration.

The announcement was made via official press release on Vast Space's website, which outlined the company's vision for the future and the valuable expertise that Reisman brings to the organization. As a highly accomplished astronaut with an impressive career at NASA, Reisman's addition to the team is expected to propel Vast Space's human spaceflight initiatives to new heights.

Garrett Reisman, who served as a NASA astronaut for over a decade, holds a distinguished record of accomplishments and is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of space exploration. With his extensive experience and deep understanding of the challenges and intricacies of human spaceflight, Reisman will play a pivotal role in shaping Vast Space's strategy for their ambitious ventures.

In his new role as Human Spaceflight Advisor, Reisman will provide strategic guidance to Vast Space's management team and contribute to the development of the company's human spaceflight programs. His valuable insights and expertise will be instrumental in shaping the company's operational framework, including crew training, mission planning, spacecraft design, and safety protocols.

I am honored to join Vast as an advisor and contribute my expertise to their goals of expanding humanity across the solar system with artificial gravity space stations...commercial space stations and artificial gravity space stations are both crucial components of humanity’s future in space. The Vast team is well-equipped to meet the needs of the growing in-space economy with a particular focus on the challenges, rewards and safety considerations of human spaceflight" - Garrett Reisman, VAST Human Spaceflight Advisor

"We are thrilled to welcome Garrett Reisman as our first astronaut advisor...his unparalleled human spaceflight and industry expertise will undoubtedly prove invaluable to Vast’s mission especially with regard to safety and mission assurance needed to operate a private crewed space station. We look forward to benefiting from his strategic insights and guidance as we navigate the exciting challenges ahead. - Jed McCaleb, VAST Founder and CEO

With Reisman's appointment, Vast Space is poised to further solidify its position as a leading player in the commercial space industry. The company has been making significant strides in recent years, successfully launching several missions and establishing partnerships with major space agencies and private entities around the world.

Vast Space's ambitious roadmap includes plans for crewed missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. With Reisman's guidance and expertise, the company aims to revolutionize human space exploration and pave the way for a future where space travel becomes more accessible and commonplace.