Kirk Shireman

Lockheed Martin CorporationVice President, Lunar Exploration Campaigns

Kirk currently serves as the Vice President for the Lockheed Martin Lunar Exploration Campaign, a position he has held since joining Lockheed Martin in July 2020. LEC is responsible for the development of the Ascent Element of the Human Lunar System’s National Team. The LEC is also responsible for the development of future systems and vehicles to support Human space Exploration on the lunar surface, in lunar orbit and beyond. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in July 2020, Kirk served as the International Space Station (ISS) Program Manager. He was responsible for the overall management, development, integration and operation of the ISS. Previously, Kirk served as the deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Prior to his role as deputy center director, Kirk served as deputy ISS program manager from 2006 to 2013. Kirk also served as the chair of the ISS Mission Management Team, where he was responsible for all aspects of on-orbit operations of the ISS. He was responsible for the overall management and integration of all Program operations elements, including the United States and international partners. In March 2019, Kirk received the National Space Club Astronautics Engineer Award. He has also been recognized with NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal, NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal for successful integration of the ISS’s Russian elements, the Silver Snoopy award in 1990, and the Presidential Rank Award twice 2010 and 2017.


International Astronautical Congress 2020

12-14 October 2020

Cyberspace edition