For over 40 years Alan Ladwig has been recognized for his leadership and contributions in the field of policy, communications, and STEAM education in the aerospace sector. He is especially known for playing a leading role in developing and managing programs to directly engage the general public in space research and space-related outreach opportunities.
He is Chief of To Orbit Productions, an independent company that provides consulting services and lectures on space policy, as well the creation of art projects based on space themes. In semi-retirement, Ladwig is also serving as the Chief of Communications and a member of the Board of Directors of the Star Harbor Space Training Academy, a startup company with plans to offer astronaut training to the public.
Alan has recently published See You in Orbit? Our Dream of Spaceflight, a non-fiction historical, personal, irreverent, and often-humorous look at the promises, expectations, principal personalities, and milestones regarding the goal and dream individuals have to fly in space.