Mr. Steven González will be delivering his presentation called, “NASA – Fabricating Our Way to Mars” on Wednesday, March 7th, at 8:30 a.m.
For nearly 30 years, Steven González has applied his skills in visioning, strategy, innovation and fostering collaborations to benefit the human exploration of Space. At the NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC), he led the team to develop the 20-year strategy for the Center and was instrumental in creating numerous strategic initiatives that connected NASA to the entrepreneur and innovation community in Houston. Among these were the JSC Acceleration Center that enabled the Houston Technology Center to connect entrepreneurs to NASA engineers on JSC’s campus and the NASA Executive Liaison program with the Greater Houston Partnership that lead to the creation of the SpaceCom Conference and Exposition. Mr. González has been embedded in the innovation ecosystem in Houston during his tenure as the NASA Executive Liaison at the Houston Technology Center (HTC) and the NASA Executive Liaison at the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP). During his time at GHP he created a stronger alliance between NASA and the startup community and strategized with GHP leadership on the future direction of the innovation ecosystem in Houston.
Earlier in his career Mr. González lead a number of technology labs focused on providing advanced technologies to support the human operations of space missions and he also instructed the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-65 mission on the vehicle’s computer and navigation system. Mr. González has received numerous awards and was nominated as one of the 100 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business. He received his Master of Science at Texas A&M University and his bachelor’s degree at Boston University.