Terry Virts

Terry Virts | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Terry Virts | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Former Nasa Astronaut, International Space Station Commander And US Air Force Colonel
Texas
Gain valuable insights into intercultural teamwork and global wealth and wellbeing with Terry Virts, speaker, former NASA astronaut, and International Space Station Commander.
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Terry Virts | Speaker Biography

Former NASA astronaut and ISS Commander
Directed Guinness World Record-breaking film "One More Orbit"
Author and photographer featured in "A Beautiful Planet" and National Geographic

Terry Virts is a highly accomplished astronaut and aerospace expert who has significantly contributed to the field. 

As a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander, Terry has achieved numerous accolades, including prestigious medals during his time in the United States Air Force. Since retiring from his space endeavors, Terry has become a sought-after speaker for corporate events, captivating audiences with captivating stories from his time in space and discussing important topics such as the fragility of our planet. His passion for aviation began during his education when he graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the US Air Force Academy. In 2010, Terry embarked on his first spaceflight as the pilot of mission STS-130, followed by another voyage on the Russian Soyuz TMA-15M in 2014. 

His remarkable career reached new heights when he was honored with the role of commanding the International Space Station during Expedition 43, spending over seven months in space. When Terry returns to Earth, he continues to make an impact by sharing his experiences and unique perspectives through speaking engagements. He covers various topics, including crisis and risk management, strategy, decision-making, and innovation. Terry is also involved in television and film projects and serves on corporate boards. He directed the film "One More Orbit," which documented his Guinness World Record-breaking mission, and co-authored the collector's edition reproduction of the flight plan used on the first mission to the moon. Terry's exceptional photography skills, showcased in over 300,000 photographs taken from space, have been featured in the IMAX film "A Beautiful Planet" and the National Geographic book "View From Above." He recently appeared on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast and published his book "How To Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth."

As a keynote and corporate event speaker, Terry has delivered National Geographic Live talks, captivating audiences with his charm, space stories, breathtaking photography, and wisdom. He is available to provide keynote addresses worldwide on topics such as the fragility of our planet, intercultural teamwork, and global wealth and well-being.

Why Should You Book Terry Virts?

Terry brings a unique blend of real-world experience from the final frontier, offering unparalleled insights into crisis management, teamwork, and innovation that can transform your team's perspective and strategy. His captivating stories and breathtaking photography from space not only inspire but also provide a profound understanding of our planet's fragility and the importance of global collaboration. Booking Terry as a speaker will not only elevate your event but also leave a lasting impact on your audience, encouraging them to think bigger and act more boldly in their personal and professional lives.

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