Organizational Advisory Boards

  • Advisory Council, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2006 – 2009, 2012 – present
  • International Advisory Board, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, 2013 – present
  • Advisory Board, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Space Systems Sector, 2008 – 2009, 2012 – present
  • Advisory Council, The Planetary Society, 2009 – present
  • Advisory Council, Planet Labs, Inc., 2012 – present
  • Advisory Board, Nuon Ventures, 2014
  • Advisory Board, Florida Space Institute, 2012 – 2014
  • United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, 2012 – 2014
  • Strategic Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Space Sector, 2012 – 2014
  • Advisory Council, Pennsylvania State University Aerospace Engineering Department, 2008 – 2012

National Academy Committees

  • Vice Chair, Space Studies Board, 2014 – present
  • Chair, NAE U.S. Frontiers in Engineering Program, 2015 – 2016
  • Steering Committee Member, National Academies Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space, 2015 – present
  • Member, National Academies Committee on the Future of Center-Based, Multidisciplinary Engineering Research, 2015 – present
  • Member, National Academies Air Force Studies Board, Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group, 2015 – present
  • Member, National Academies Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable, 2014 – present
  • National Research Council Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board Technical Feasibility Panel Member, Committee on Human Spaceflight, 2012 – 2014
  • National Research Council Space Science Board Mars Sub-committee Member, Planetary Science Decadal Survey, 2009 – 2010
  • National Research Council Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board Committee Co-chair, Committee to Review the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, 2008 – 2009
  • National Research Council Space Science Board Committee Member, New Opportunities in Solar System Exploration, 2007 – 2008

Technical Societies

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering (since 2014)
  • Fellow AIAA (since 2007)
  • Editor-In-Chief, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 2014 – present
  • Associate Editor, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 2009 – 2010
  • AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee, 2006 – 2008
  • AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee, 2004 – 2007
  • AIAA Distinguished Lecturer, 2003 – 2006
  • AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Honors and Awards Committee, 2005
  • AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Technical Committee, 1993-1995
  • Member, Planetary Society
  • Member, American Astronautical Society

NASA Chief Technologist, 2010 – 2011

In 2010-2011, Dr. Braun served as the first NASA Chief Technologist in more than a decade. In this capacity, he served as the senior Agency executive for technology and innovation policy and programs. He created and led the initial implementation of a spectrum of broadly applicable technology programs designed to build the capabilities required for our nation’s future space missions. Dr. Braun also created, staffed and managed the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist and worked to improve NASA’s organizational culture towards one that values technology development and high-risk, high-reward research. See More

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