Rick Searfoss, Top Gun Fighter Pilot and NASA Space Shuttle Commander,
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Crew of STS-90

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Rick's vast client list includes organizations, from small enterprises to major corporations, including many of the Fortune 500. Rick Searfoss is well known for his ability to combine his business, technical and international experience with your organization's unique mission, and deliver a presentation specifically customized to your situation. Rick Searfoss has different presentations designed for groups as diverse high tech and low tech, sales, service, finance insurance, engineering, safety, technology and manufacturing.

Rick Searfoss is a professional motivational speaker emphasizing leadership, teamwork, innovation, creativity and expertise. Former astronaut Rick Searfoss continues to stay right in the middle in some of today's most innovative leading-edge projects: Vice President of the Zero Gravity Corporation, XCOR Aerospace Corporation flight test, leader and spokesperson for numerous space entrepreneurial ventures.

Rick Searfoss

Rick Searfoss is a unique speaker! Rick tells a story how his last mission as Space Shuttle Commander was over 8 years in the planning, two years in daily training, and 16 days of perfect execution.

Rick Searfoss STS-90

On the last day of the mission on STS-90, Rick had to land the Space Shuttle Columbia, (Value $500,000,000 - that's half a billion) with the heaviest payload in the history of NASA, while the whole world was watching!

Rick Searfoss STS-90

Since retiring from NASA and the Air Force, Rick Searfoss has become involved in several high-level business ventures and sits on the boards for some very prestigious companies.

Former astronaut Rick Searfoss was the Chief Judge for the highly successful and innovative Ansari X Prize competition for a $10 million prize to the first private team to develop and fly a reusable human-carrying spacecraft.

The X Prize Foundation chose Rick for this crucial position because of his combined expertise as a real-world leader and Space Shuttle mission commander, key spokesperson as a noted expert professional speaker on leadership, teamwork, and innovation, and technical expert as an experienced astronaut and test pilot.

Rick Searfoss STS-90
This is a plaque at the Kennedy Space Center Commemorating the STS-90 Mission

Rick Searfoss commanded a seven person crew on the STS-90 Neurolab mission which launched on April 17, 1998. During the 16-day Spacelab flight the crew served as both experiment subjects and operators for 26 individual life science experiments focusing on the effects of microgravity on the brain and nervous system. STS-90 was the last and most complex of the twenty-five Spacelab missions NASA has flown. Neurolab's scientific results will have broad applicability both in preparing for future long duration human space missions and in clinical applications on Earth. Completed in 256 orbits, STS-90 landed at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on May 3, 1998.

Rick Searfoss STS-90

Neurolab was a Spacelab module mission focusing on the effects of microgravity on the nervous system. The goals of Neurolab were to study basic research questions and to increase the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for neurological and behavioral changes in space. Specifically, experiments studied the adaptation of the vestibular system and space adaptation syndrome, the adaptation of the central nervous system and the pathways which control the ability to sense location in the absence of gravity, and the effect of microgravity on a developing nervous system. The mission was a joint venture of six space agencies and seven US research agencies. Investigator teams from nine countries conducted 26 studies in the microgravity environment of space. Other agencies participating in this mission included six institutes of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research, as well as the space agencies of Canada, France, Germany, and Japan, and the European Space Agency.

Rick Searfoss, Colonel, USAF Retired, former astronaut, is a distinguished teamwork and leadership expert speaker who has piloted or commanded three highly successful space missions. As a mission commander, he is also one of less than a hundred people in history ever chosen to command a human space mission.

As a real-world leader, team builder, and outstanding achiever, Rick brings this same dedication to his presentations, communicating effective techniques for meeting challenges to every group he speaks. With charisma, compassion, and compelling firsthand examples Rick speaks from the heart to sharing the lessons learned from meeting the dynamic challenges of human space flight.

His stunning multimedia presentations teach, inspire, and move people to action. His presentations are unique, entertaining, and moving. Let him take your group on a thrilling, uplifting, and enlightening "Mach 25" journey of unsurpassed performance, teamwork, and leadership discovery!

Rick Searfoss STS-90

Rick Searfoss STS-90

Rick Searfoss STS-90

Rick Searfoss STS-90

Rick Searfoss STS-90

Rick Searfoss STS-90

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Rick Searfoss STS-90

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