Chris NIE

Sierra SpaceSenior Business Development Manager for Advanced Programs

Chris Nie is the Senior Business Development Manager for Advanced Programs at Sierra Space, a commercial space company building platforms in space to benefit life on Earth. Chris identifies new business opportunities across government and commercial markets in this role. Prior to Sierra Space, Chris worked at Lockheed Martin in business development for deep space exploration missions and as an engineer on multiple programs including Orion, LunIR, and GPS III. He worked at BioServe Space Technologies during his Master’s Degree and spent time as a co-op at NASA Johnson Space Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He is active in the Space Generation Advisory Council where he previously managed the Space Generation Congress, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics serving leadership positions in multiple committees, the International Astronautical Federation, and is an alumnus of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. He is honored to have been named a Future Space Leaders Foundation Fellow, a Space Generation Leadership Award recipient, and an Aviation Week Twenty20s awardee as a rising leader in Aerospace and Defense. Chris graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering Sciences focused in Bioastronautics.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States