an Explore Mars Event

May 7-8, 2024

Jack Morton Auditorium,

The George Washington University

Washington D.C.

Mike Gold

Redwire | Chief Growth Officer

Prior to joining Redwire, Gold was NASA’s Associate Administrator for Space Policy and Partnerships, Acting Associate Administrator for the Office of International and Interagency Relations, and Senior Advisor to the Administrator for International and Legal Affairs. Before joining NASA, Gold was Vice President of Civil Space at Maxar Technologies and General Counsel for the company’s legacy Radiant Solutions business unit. Gold also spent 13 years at Bigelow Aerospace where he established the company’s Washington office, oversaw the launches of the Genesis 1 and 2 spacecraft, and was a recipient of a NASA Group Achievement award for the development and deployment of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on the International Space Station. Gold is currently the Treasurer of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and has served on its Board of Directors on several occasions. Gold is also currently serving on NASA’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Independent Study Team. In 2012, Gold was appointed Chair of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee, holding this position until joining NASA in 2019. In 2018, he was appointed to the NASA Advisory Council and served as Chair of its Regulatory and Policy Committee. In 2020, Gold was awarded NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal in recognition for his leadership of the Artemis Accords, the Gateway MOUs, and other interagency policy development and coordination efforts.  Gold has authored numerous law review articles and editorials addressing commercial space issues.  He has also testified on several occasions before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate as an expert in commercial space as well as space law and policy. Gold received a BA from Brandeis University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.