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Rick Searfoss, Professional Speaker, (Former Top Gun Pilot) Astronaut, Space Shuttle Commander and currently Business Entrepreneur, shares his stories about leadership, team building, team work, safety, execution, innovation, inspiration, motivation, dedication, focus, hope for our world, the global economy, and the future of mankind.
Human space flight - The Real "Right Stuff"
A perfect example of what it takes to overcome great challenges in today's world.
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.
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.
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
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, medical and manufacturing.
Astronauts must demonstrate the right qualities and perform to the most exacting standards as individuals and teams. Too much is at stake for anything less. And as one of less than a hundred people ever who have actually commanded a human space mission, Colonel Rick Searfoss speaks on leadership, teamwork, and personal performance with the authority born of in-depth personal experience.
He has piloted two Space Shuttle missions and commanded a third, with over 939 hours in space and 5400 hours of flying time in 61 different types of aircraft. His first space flight in 1993 set the record for the longest duration Space Shuttle mission. In 1996 he piloted Atlantis to the Russian space station Mir. With the STS-90 "Neurolab" mission on Columbia in 1998, Rick commanded the most complex scientific research space mission ever flown, with unparalleled mission success.
Rick has over twenty-five years experience as a leader in some of the
most demanding team dependent environments - human space flight, test piloting,
and tactical instructor at the famous Top Gun School. Put unsurpassed credibility and experience
with "out-of-this-world speaking skills and you have Rick Searfoss!
Selected as one of America's most outstanding young men, Rick Searfoss earned a National Science Fellowship resulting in a Graduate Degree from the California Institute of Technology. he is also a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons (Top gun) School and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.
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.
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