USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Professor of Astronautical Engineering at USC | Senior Advisor at SpaceX
Dr. Garrett Reisman was selected by NASA as a mission specialist Astronaut in 1998. His first mission was aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, in 2008, which dropped him off for a 95–day mission aboard the International Space Station after which he returned to Earth aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. After leaving NASA in 2011, Dr. Reisman joined SpaceX where he worked for Elon Musk and prepared SpaceX for human spaceflight as the Director of Space Operations. While teaching at USC, Reisman remains a consultant for SpaceX, which in 2020 launched the first commercial space shuttle to carry a human crew.