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Leroy Chiao and Elliot Pulham
Former NASA astronaut and ISS commander; CEO of the Space FoundationLeroy Chiao is a former NASA astronaut and ISS commander. He served as a member of the 2009 Review of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee, and is the special adviser for human spaceflight to the Space Foundation. Elliot Pulham is the CEO of the Space Foundation. A 30-year space leader, he served as spokesman at the Kennedy Space Center for the Magellan, Galileo and Ulysses interplanetary missions, as well as for numerous space shuttle and Defense Department missions. He holds the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Public Service Medal, the service’s highest civilian honor.