Kristen J. Erickson

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Director, Science Engagement and Partnerships

Ms. Erickson manages NASA’s Science Activation program, citizen science, external IT, and strategic communications. She led record-breaking events: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, 2012 Mars Curiosity Landing, and 2012 Transit of Venus. From 2006-09, she led NASA Strategic Communications as Deputy Associate Administrator (DAA), including NASA’s 50th and Apollo 40th anniversary celebrations. Previously, she managed the Space Shuttle Program Business Office (1994-1999) as Branch Chief, the Office of Biological and Physical Research Enterprise (2001-2003) as acting DAA (Management). Starting her career at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; she has college degrees from Texas A&M and Harvard.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States