Lori Garver, former Deputy Administrator at NASA is our Speaker at our next CAS Meeting, Wed Dec 6, 2023 from 6:30pm – 9:15pm at UVA's McCormick Observatory
Lori Beth Garver is a former Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She advanced policies and funding for innovative programs that competed with traditional systems at the exact time the capabilities and resources of the private sector began to mature. In her book, Escaping Gravity, My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age, she describes the ruthless behavior of powerful interests, including Congress, the aerospace industry, entrenched bureaucrats and hero astronauts as they tried to protect their own control, profits and mythology. In her epic battle, she transitioned space access to private interests for a fraction of the cost of previous NASA programs.