Michael Lopez-Alegria has over three decades of aviation and space experience with the U.S. Navy and NASA in a variety of roles including Naval Aviator, engineering test pilot and program manager, NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander. He is a four-time astronaut, having flown on Space Shuttle missions STS-73, STS-92, and STS-113, and serving as Commander of ISS Expedition 14 (flying to and from the ISS aboard Soyuz TMA-9). He holds three NASA records: longest spaceflight (215 days); most Extravehicular Activities (EVA) or “space walks” (10) and cumulative EVA time (67 hours 40 minutes).
Lopez-Alegria is the former President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, a Washington-based industry association of leading businesses and organizations working to make commercial human spaceflight a reality. He is now an independent consultant to commercial and traditional space companies and serves on several advisory boards and committees to public and private organizations. He is based in Washington, DC.