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Leroy Chiao

Former Astronaut & International Space Station Commander; Commercial Space Flight Pioneer

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Leroy Chiao Biography

Leroy Chiao is a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander. He works in business, consulting, executive coaching and space education. He is a professional international speaker, and a co-founder and the CEO of OneOrbit, providing keynotes and training to companies and schools. Chiao also holds appointments at Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine, and is an advisor to the Houston Association for Space and Science Education. He has worked in both government and commercial space programs, and has held leadership positions in commercial ventures and NASA. He was the first LSU Raborn Distinguished Chair Professor. Chiao has extensive experience as a NASA Astronaut and prior to that, as a Research Engineer. Dr. Chiao is a fellow of the Explorers Club, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and the Committee of 100.

Dr. Chiao left NASA in December, 2005 following a fifteen-year career with the agency. A veteran of four space missions, Dr. Chiao most recently served as Commander and NASA Science Officer of Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station. He has logged over 229 days in space – over 36 hours of which were spent in Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA, or spacewalks). In 2009, he served on the White House appointed Review of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee, and currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council.

A native English speaker, Dr. Chiao also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Russian. He has flown space missions and worked closely with Russian, Japanese and European Astronauts and their affiliated space agencies. Dr. Chiao is uniquely qualified to speak about the United States, Russian, Japanese, European and Chinese Space Programs. A Space Station Commander and Space Shuttle Mission Specialist, Dr. Chiao was also a certified Co-Pilot of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. He is an expert in all facets of U.S. and Russian EVA hardware and operations and is EVA certified in U.S. and Russian spacesuits, tools, and training programs. In September 2006, Chiao became the first American to visit the Astronaut Research and Training Center of China. There, he met the first two national Chinese astronauts, Yang Liwei and FeiJunlong.

Dr. Chiao studied Chemical Engineering, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983. He continued his studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, earning his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 1985 and 1987. Prior to joining NASA in 1990, he worked as a Research Engineer at Hexcel Corp. and then at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Leroy Chiao has vast experience in both the public and private sector. In addition to his human spaceflight experience at NASA, he has also worked extensively in academia, government laboratories and in commercial ventures and technology startups. In addition to his public speaking and consulting he is the Founder of OneOrbit.

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Speaking Topics
  • Dad, Can I Borrow the Keys to the Hovercraft? Your Life On the Next Quantum Level.

    No stranger to technology, Dr. Leroy Chiao earned three degrees in chemical engineering and a Q-clearance for nuclear weapons related work at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab before embarking on his 15-year career as a NASA astronaut. With this vast technical expertise, he offers an exciting glimpse into life on the next quantum level and presents a world in which technology is accelerating much more quickly than ever before.

    Imagine a world in which you are connected directly to the Internet using thought-controlled computer augmentation and a virtual heads-up display or a world in which sensors can identify you instantly allowing you to travel smoothly and securely, whether you use commercial travel or your automatically piloted vehicle. Imagine a life where personalized medicine allows treatments tailored to your genetics, where replacement organs are grown to be identical to your own. In his presentation, Chiao addresses technology, what is coming around the bend, and what life will be like during the next technological phase.

  • Leadership Lessons from the International Space Station: Culture, Teamwork and Getting Things Done.

    Leading a spaceflight is a demanding endeavor that requires the ultimate in teamwork and multicultural understanding. Cooperation between the flight crew, the ground crew, and everyone at mission control creates a successful mission. Leroy Chiao reveals the team-building lessons he learned from the space program, citing examples of how a leader and the team members who contribute specific, integral work toward a common goal can touch the sky.

  • How to Think Like an Astronaut: Solving Problems Decisively, Creatively and In Time!

    Effective leadership can mean the difference between life and death, success and failure. Dr. Leroy Chiao shares his experiences of the Commander of a 193-day mission aboard the International Space Station, including real emergency situations. Dr. Chiao uses his personal experience aboard spacecraft to illustrate how reaching for the stars is important, but even more so is honing the operational decision making skills required to not only stay alive, but to thrive!

  • Success in Multicultural Space.

    In this shrinking world and universe, opportunities abound for professionals who understand the importance and advantages of multicultural teams. Experience the unique lessons learned from preparing for and flying international space missions, from the perspective of a Chinese-American Astronaut working with Russian, Japanese, European, Canadian, and American Astronauts and specialists.

  • View From the On-High: Adventures of a Professional Astronaut.

    Experience spaceflight from the on-high perch of the International Space Station. Get the behind-the scenes tour from the Commander of Expedition X. Stunning photographs and personal stories make this an unforgettable experience!

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Leroy Chiao for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Leroy Chiao, 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 Leroy Chiao or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Leroy Chiao?

    Booking fees for Leroy Chiao, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Leroy Chiao, 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 Leroy Chiao?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Leroy Chiao 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 Leroy Chiao for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 Leroy Chiao or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Leroy Chiao 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.
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Leroy Chiao Biography

Leroy Chiao is a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander. He works in business, consulting, executive coaching and space education. He is a professional international speaker, and a co-founder and the CEO of OneOrbit, providing keynotes and training to companies and schools. Chiao also holds appointments at Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine, and is an advisor to the Houston Association for Space and Science Education. He has worked in both government and commercial space programs, and has held leadership positions in commercial ventures and NASA. He was the first LSU Raborn Distinguished Chair Professor. Chiao has extensive experience as a NASA Astronaut and prior to that, as a Research Engineer. Dr. Chiao is a fellow of the Explorers Club, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and the Committee of 100.

Dr. Chiao left NASA in December, 2005 following a fifteen-year career with the agency. A veteran of four space missions, Dr. Chiao most recently served as Commander and NASA Science Officer of Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station. He has logged over 229 days in space – over 36 hours of which were spent in Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA, or spacewalks). In 2009, he served on the White House appointed Review of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee, and currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council.

A native English speaker, Dr. Chiao also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Russian. He has flown space missions and worked closely with Russian, Japanese and European Astronauts and their affiliated space agencies. Dr. Chiao is uniquely qualified to speak about the United States, Russian, Japanese, European and Chinese Space Programs. A Space Station Commander and Space Shuttle Mission Specialist, Dr. Chiao was also a certified Co-Pilot of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. He is an expert in all facets of U.S. and Russian EVA hardware and operations and is EVA certified in U.S. and Russian spacesuits, tools, and training programs. In September 2006, Chiao became the first American to visit the Astronaut Research and Training Center of China. There, he met the first two national Chinese astronauts, Yang Liwei and FeiJunlong.

Dr. Chiao studied Chemical Engineering, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983. He continued his studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, earning his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 1985 and 1987. Prior to joining NASA in 1990, he worked as a Research Engineer at Hexcel Corp. and then at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Leroy Chiao has vast experience in both the public and private sector. In addition to his human spaceflight experience at NASA, he has also worked extensively in academia, government laboratories and in commercial ventures and technology startups. In addition to his public speaking and consulting he is the Founder of OneOrbit.

Leroy Chiao Videos

  • Leroy Chiao on Space-X First Manned Rocket Launch
    CGTN's Roee Ruttenberg and former NASA astronaut Leory Chiao discuss Elon Musk's Space-X manned mission to the International Space Station.
  • Leroy Chiao talks about Chang's-4 probe first landing
  • Leroy Chiao discusses China's space program

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Leroy Chiao Speaking Topics

  • Dad, Can I Borrow the Keys to the Hovercraft? Your Life On the Next Quantum Level.

    No stranger to technology, Dr. Leroy Chiao earned three degrees in chemical engineering and a Q-clearance for nuclear weapons related work at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab before embarking on his 15-year career as a NASA astronaut. With this vast technical expertise, he offers an exciting glimpse into life on the next quantum level and presents a world in which technology is accelerating much more quickly than ever before.

    Imagine a world in which you are connected directly to the Internet using thought-controlled computer augmentation and a virtual heads-up display or a world in which sensors can identify you instantly allowing you to travel smoothly and securely, whether you use commercial travel or your automatically piloted vehicle. Imagine a life where personalized medicine allows treatments tailored to your genetics, where replacement organs are grown to be identical to your own. In his presentation, Chiao addresses technology, what is coming around the bend, and what life will be like during the next technological phase.

  • Leadership Lessons from the International Space Station: Culture, Teamwork and Getting Things Done.

    Leading a spaceflight is a demanding endeavor that requires the ultimate in teamwork and multicultural understanding. Cooperation between the flight crew, the ground crew, and everyone at mission control creates a successful mission. Leroy Chiao reveals the team-building lessons he learned from the space program, citing examples of how a leader and the team members who contribute specific, integral work toward a common goal can touch the sky.

  • How to Think Like an Astronaut: Solving Problems Decisively, Creatively and In Time!

    Effective leadership can mean the difference between life and death, success and failure. Dr. Leroy Chiao shares his experiences of the Commander of a 193-day mission aboard the International Space Station, including real emergency situations. Dr. Chiao uses his personal experience aboard spacecraft to illustrate how reaching for the stars is important, but even more so is honing the operational decision making skills required to not only stay alive, but to thrive!

  • Success in Multicultural Space.

    In this shrinking world and universe, opportunities abound for professionals who understand the importance and advantages of multicultural teams. Experience the unique lessons learned from preparing for and flying international space missions, from the perspective of a Chinese-American Astronaut working with Russian, Japanese, European, Canadian, and American Astronauts and specialists.

  • View From the On-High: Adventures of a Professional Astronaut.

    Experience spaceflight from the on-high perch of the International Space Station. Get the behind-the scenes tour from the Commander of Expedition X. Stunning photographs and personal stories make this an unforgettable experience!

FAQs on booking Leroy Chiao

  • How to book Leroy Chiao?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Leroy Chiao for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Leroy Chiao, 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 Leroy Chiao or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Leroy Chiao?

    Booking fees for Leroy Chiao, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Leroy Chiao, 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 Leroy Chiao?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Leroy Chiao 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 Leroy Chiao 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 Leroy Chiao or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Leroy Chiao 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.

Leroy Chiao is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Dad, Can I Borrow the Keys to the Hovercraft? Your Life On the Next Quantum Level., Leadership Lessons from the International Space Station: Culture, Teamwork and Getting Things Done., How to Think Like an Astronaut: Solving Problems Decisively, Creatively and In Time!, Success in Multicultural Space. and View From the On-High: Adventures of a Professional Astronaut.. The estimated speaking fee range to book Leroy Chiao for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Leroy Chiao generally travels from TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Michio Kaku, Anousheh Ansari, Shawn Achor, Steven Squyres and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leroy Chiao for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Leroy Chiao Speaker Videos

  • Leroy Chiao on Space-X First Manned Rocket Launch
    CGTN's Roee Ruttenberg and former NASA astronaut Leory Chiao discuss Elon Musk's Space-X manned mission to the International Space Station.
    Leroy Chiao talks about Chang's-4 probe first landing
  • Leroy Chiao discusses China's space program
    Leroy Chiao discusses the future of space exploration

Leroy Chiao Speaking Topics

  • Dad, Can I Borrow the Keys to the Hovercraft? Your Life On the Next Quantum Level.

    No stranger to technology, Dr. Leroy Chiao earned three degrees in chemical engineering and a Q-clearance for nuclear weapons related work at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab before embarking on his 15-year career as a NASA astronaut. With this vast technical expertise, he offers an exciting glimpse into life on the next quantum level and presents a world in which technology is accelerating much more quickly than ever before.

    Imagine a world in which you are connected directly to the Internet using thought-controlled computer augmentation and a virtual heads-up display or a world in which sensors can identify you instantly allowing you to travel smoothly and securely, whether you use commercial travel or your automatically piloted vehicle. Imagine a life where personalized medicine allows treatments tailored to your genetics, where replacement organs are grown to be identical to your own. In his presentation, Chiao addresses technology, what is coming around the bend, and what life will be like during the next technological phase.

  • Leadership Lessons from the International Space Station: Culture, Teamwork and Getting Things Done.

    Leading a spaceflight is a demanding endeavor that requires the ultimate in teamwork and multicultural understanding. Cooperation between the flight crew, the ground crew, and everyone at mission control creates a successful mission. Leroy Chiao reveals the team-building lessons he learned from the space program, citing examples of how a leader and the team members who contribute specific, integral work toward a common goal can touch the sky.

  • How to Think Like an Astronaut: Solving Problems Decisively, Creatively and In Time!

    Effective leadership can mean the difference between life and death, success and failure. Dr. Leroy Chiao shares his experiences of the Commander of a 193-day mission aboard the International Space Station, including real emergency situations. Dr. Chiao uses his personal experience aboard spacecraft to illustrate how reaching for the stars is important, but even more so is honing the operational decision making skills required to not only stay alive, but to thrive!

  • Success in Multicultural Space.

    In this shrinking world and universe, opportunities abound for professionals who understand the importance and advantages of multicultural teams. Experience the unique lessons learned from preparing for and flying international space missions, from the perspective of a Chinese-American Astronaut working with Russian, Japanese, European, Canadian, and American Astronauts and specialists.

  • View From the On-High: Adventures of a Professional Astronaut.

    Experience spaceflight from the on-high perch of the International Space Station. Get the behind-the scenes tour from the Commander of Expedition X. Stunning photographs and personal stories make this an unforgettable experience!

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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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