Chris KEMP


Chris Kemp is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Astra. Astra, the first publicly traded spacetech company, reached space faster than any company in history. Astra is ramping up to provide daily orbital launches by 2025, beginning with monthly launches this summer. Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space by launching a new generation of space services to create a healthier and more connected planet.

Chris previously served as CTO of NASA. While at NASA, Chris partnered with Google and Microsoft, helped create Google Moon and Mars, worked with the White House to develop the cloud computing strategy for the United States Federal government, and co-founded OpenStack, an open-source cloud computing infrastructure software project that is one of the three most active open source projects in the world. Chris has served as a CEO or board member of various tech companies.


International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates