Captain Ken Reightler is a former NASA astronaut and pilot of two successful space shuttle missions including STS-60, the first U.S./Russian Joint Space Mission. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School and served two tours at the Naval Air Test Center (now called Naval Air Warfare Center) as a test pilot, project officer and flight test instructor pilot. He has starred in the films To Be an Astronaut and Barney in Outer Space, as well as appeared in numerous television documentaries and news broadcasts. He was a technical advisor for the film Apollo 13. Prior to joining NASA, he was the Chief Flight Instructor of the US Naval Test Pilot School. He also has a strong defense background, serving as a Naval Aviator in both land and carrier based assignments. Ken Reightler is currently the Tig H. Krekel, Class of ’75, Distinguished Chair in Space Science at the United States Naval Academy. Previously, he spent 15 years as an executive with Lockheed Martin, serving in a variety of senior leadership roles, including President of Lockheed Martin Space Operations. He enjoys racing Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoes each summer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.