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Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz

Former NASA Astronaut, CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company, Inventor, Space & Energy Entrepreneur

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 Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz Biography

Franklin’s story is one of insight and determination on the part of a young man born in San José, Costa Rica who decided at the age of seven that he needed to come to the United States to become an astronaut. At 18, speaking only Spanish and with $50 in his pocket, he traveled to the US for the first time. A year later he’d learned English and earned a scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut before going on to MIT for a doctorate in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion where he initially conceived of VASIMR® a rocket engine which promises to revolutionize space travel and put our entire solar system within reach.

Franklin became a citizen while conducting research in nuclear fusion and became NASA’s first Latin American astronaut in 1980. At that time, only military personnel flew the missions while scientists engineered the rockets and commanded crew from ground control. In 1986, hard work paid off and he took his first trip to space aboard the shuttle Columbia and went on to tie the world record for missions flown–seven shuttle missions and over 1600 hours in all including 19 hours of space walks to help build the International Space Station. Franklin's second mission was originally slated to be the ill-fated Challenger mission in 1986, but his crew got reassigned to the Columbia mission which flew just months before.

After 25 years of government service, including founding and directing NASA’s Advanced Propulsion Laboratory, Dr.Chang Díaz retired from NASA and established Ad Astra Rocket Company and has continued the work to bring VASIMR® to space flight readiness in partnership with NASA. VASIMR® enables numerous in space missions & operations. These missions including the deflection of potentially threatening asteroids, the removal space debris that currently orbit the Earth, cargo transfers to the moon, and even the potential of faster, more efficient manned missions to Mars and beyond.

Ad Astra’s Costa Rica facilities also boast the first carbon free hydrogen dispenser in all of Latin America and operate the first Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus in Central America. Their goal is to be an example for other developing countries to achieve self-sustainable, carbon-free, energy.

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  • Journey from Immigrant to Astronaut to CEO

  • Space Travel & Rockets

  • Innovation & Technology

  • Renewable Energy & Electric Transportation

  • Cultural Diversity

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Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz

Former NASA Astronaut, CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company, Inventor, Space & Energy Entrepreneur

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Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz Biography

Franklin’s story is one of insight and determination on the part of a young man born in San José, Costa Rica who decided at the age of seven that he needed to come to the United States to become an astronaut. At 18, speaking only Spanish and with $50 in his pocket, he traveled to the US for the first time. A year later he’d learned English and earned a scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut before going on to MIT for a doctorate in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion where he initially conceived of VASIMR® a rocket engine which promises to revolutionize space travel and put our entire solar system within reach.

Franklin became a citizen while conducting research in nuclear fusion and became NASA’s first Latin American astronaut in 1980. At that time, only military personnel flew the missions while scientists engineered the rockets and commanded crew from ground control. In 1986, hard work paid off and he took his first trip to space aboard the shuttle Columbia and went on to tie the world record for missions flown–seven shuttle missions and over 1600 hours in all including 19 hours of space walks to help build the International Space Station. Franklin's second mission was originally slated to be the ill-fated Challenger mission in 1986, but his crew got reassigned to the Columbia mission which flew just months before.

After 25 years of government service, including founding and directing NASA’s Advanced Propulsion Laboratory, Dr.Chang Díaz retired from NASA and established Ad Astra Rocket Company and has continued the work to bring VASIMR® to space flight readiness in partnership with NASA. VASIMR® enables numerous in space missions & operations. These missions including the deflection of potentially threatening asteroids, the removal space debris that currently orbit the Earth, cargo transfers to the moon, and even the potential of faster, more efficient manned missions to Mars and beyond.

Ad Astra’s Costa Rica facilities also boast the first carbon free hydrogen dispenser in all of Latin America and operate the first Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus in Central America. Their goal is to be an example for other developing countries to achieve self-sustainable, carbon-free, energy.

Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz Videos

  • Franklin Chang Diaz Speaker Highlights
    Here are some highlights of our CEO to audiences all over the world. His speech topics range from motivational speeches about his journey to becoming...

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Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz Speaking Topics

  • Journey from Immigrant to Astronaut to CEO

  • Space Travel & Rockets

  • Innovation & Technology

  • Renewable Energy & Electric Transportation

  • Cultural Diversity

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  • How to book Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz?

    Booking fees for Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz generally travels from Houston, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tiki Davis, J.R. Martinez, Jonny Kim, Diana Trujillo and Sonja Crosby. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz for an upcoming event.

Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz Speaker Videos

  • Franklin Chang Diaz Speaker Highlights
    Here are some highlights of our CEO to audiences all over the world. His speech topics range from motivational speeches about his journey to becoming an astronaut to technical speeches that give...

Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz Speaking Topics

  • Journey from Immigrant to Astronaut to CEO

  • Space Travel & Rockets

  • Innovation & Technology

  • Renewable Energy & Electric Transportation

  • Cultural Diversity

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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