Bretton Alexander

Bretton Alexander brings rich expertise in government, international and entrepreneurial space efforts as the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Alexander has previously served as Executive Director for Space and the X PRIZE Cup at the X PRIZE Foundation, where he oversaw all aspects of the Google Lunar X Prize, the Lunar Lander Challenge, and the X PRIZE Cup, and was also Senior Advisor to Transformational Space Corporation (t/Space). Prior to joining the entrepreneurial space community, Alexander served under presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush as Senior Policy Analyst for space issues. During his tenure at the White House, he was one of the primary authors of the "Vision for Space Exploration" announced by President Bush in January 2004. He has also held positions in the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation, the Aerospace Corporation, and ANSER Corporation. Alexander holds Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. In October 2009, Alexander was appointed by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to chair the Commercial Space Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.

Broadcast 1520 (Special Edition)

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