Barbara Zelon

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Strategic Communications Manager

Barbara Zelon is currently the Communications Manager for the Orion Spacecraft Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Ms. Zelon came to NASA in 1998 as the director of Public Affairs and has served as a strategic communications manager and advisor in the Safety, Technology Transfer, Space Flight Awareness and Advanced Planning Directorates.

Prior to joining NASA in 1998, she was Director of Communications and Public Relations for United Space Alliance, the prime contractor for NASA’s space shuttle operations. She served as president of Planet 10, a nonprofit organization established to generate educational products regarding the benefits of space exploration. Prior to joining United Space Alliance, Zelon was manager of Communications and External Affairs for Rockwell Space Operations Company in Houston, Texas.


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany