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Garrett gives an insider's view and describes what it was like to launch into space, see the Earth from orbit, do a spacewalk, live and work in space, and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere. Keynotes can also address innovation, leadership, inspiration, determination, risk management, and other lessons learned. To wrap up, Garrett gives you a behind the scenes look at what is coming up next in human spaceflight: a whole new golden age of exploration!

The Book

Coming soon to a bookstore near you, with a working title of “Down to Earth” Get the full account of Garrett’s journey from childhood through astronaut training and into space and beyond! Click here to register for updates and read the first chapter for free. (Coming soon!)


In February of 2011, Garrett left NASA and joined Elon Musk at SpaceX. He is currently the Director of Space Operations at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. In his new job, he is working with NASA to prepare SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts. Thus, he is a major player in both the American space program’s past and future.

The Colbert Report

Garrett is a self-proclaimed member of the ‘Colbert Universe’, wore Stephen’s Wrist-Strong Bracelet in space and was featured on several episodes of ‘The Colbert Report’. Click here to read more and for links to the episodes.

Battlestar Galactica

A big-time BSG fanboy, Garrett had the best viewing experience ever - watching the show while orbiting the planet called Earth. Upon reaching Earth, he was invited to visit the set during the filming of the final episode and even got to be a Colonial Marine! Friendships were formed with the cast and crew and the adventures continued.

New York Yankees

Growing up in New Jersey, Garrett became a life-long member of the ‘Yankee Universe’ and was sure to represent his home team during his spaceflight missions. Read how he took dirt from the mound at Yankee Stadium, Joe Torre’s 2000 World Series ring, Whitey Ford’s jersey, Bernie William’s glove and other Yankee mementoes to space. And read about Garrett’s most terrifying moment as an astronaut – throwing out a first pitch at Yankee Stadium!

Garrett Reisman

A NASA veteran who flew on all three Space Shuttles, Garrett Reisman was selected by NASA as a mission specialist astronaut in 1998. His first mission in 2008 was aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour which dropped him off for a 95 day stay aboard the International Space Station after which he returned to Earth aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. His second mission in 2010 was aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. During these missions, Garrett performed 3 spacewalks, operated the Space Station Robot Arm and was a flight engineer aboard the Space Shuttle.  Not only was he an astronaut, but Garrett was also an aquanaut serving as a crewmember on NEEMO V, living on the bottom of the sea in the Aquarius deep underwater habitat for 2 weeks.

Garrett attended the University of Pennsylvania and Caltech where he received his Ph.D in 1997. He is currently the Director of Space Operations at SpaceX. 

For more biographical information visit:

Garrett’s Wikipedia   Garrett’s NASA Bio  Garrett’s LinkedIn

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