Mike Gold

Chief Growth Officer

Redwire Space

Mike Gold is the Chief Growth Officer at Redwire. In this role, Mr. Gold leads Redwire’s civil, commercial, and national security business development; marketing and communications; and government relations activities.
Prior to joining Redwire, Mr. Gold was NASA’s Associate Administrator for Space Policy and
Partnerships, Acting Associate Administrator for the Office of International and Interagency Relations, and Senior Advisor to the Administrator for International and Legal Affairs. At NASA, Mr. Gold led the development and implementation of the Artemis Accords, which establish norms of behavior to ensure a peaceful and prosperous future in space for all of humanity. Mr. Gold also successfully led the negotiations to develop and execute the binding agreements for the lunar Gateway, the
development and implementation of the first lunar resource purchase by NASA, and updating planetary protection regulations. Due to this trailblazing policy work, Mr. Gold was awarded NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2021.
Before joining NASA, Mr. Gold was Vice President of Civil Space at Maxar Technologies and General Counsel for the company’s legacy Radiant Solutions business unit. Additionally, Mr. Gold spent thirteen years at Bigelow Aerospace, where he established the company’s Washington office, oversaw the launches of the Genesis 1 and 2 spacecraft, and was a recipient of a NASA Group Achievement award for the development and deployment of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module onto the
International Space Station.
Mr. Gold is currently the Treasurer of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and has served on its Board of Directors on several occasions. Mr. Gold is also a member of the COSPAR Planetary
Protection Panel (representing the Committee on Industry Relations), and in 2022 was appointed by the NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate to serve on the Agency’s Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Independent Study Team. Moreover, Gold was appointed by the
U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Chair the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee from 2012 – 2019, and was appointed by the NASA Administrator to serve on the NASA Advisory Council and chair its Regulatory and Policy Committee in 2018.
Gold has authored numerous law review articles and editorials addressing commercial space issues. He has also testified on several occasions before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate as an expert in commercial space as well as space law and policy.
Gold received a BA from Brandeis University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the District of Columbia.

Aerospace 2050

15 November 2023 | 12:40 - 13:20 | Case Studies : Downstream Applications

The space economy is now valued at 400 billion dollars showcasing a growth of more than 60% in the last decade. Companies around the world in industries that power our global economy are conducting business through space. Discover how defense, security, energy, transportation, exploration, energy, construction and benefiting from the new space economy.​

Format: This session will host 3 case study presentations limited to 10 minutes each. Along with an end user, 3 service providers will deliver a co-presentation about how their current offerings are being implemented and the benefits they can offer to your business operations.

Aerospace 2050

16 November 2023 | 10:55 - 11:30 | Panel : From space to earth: Discovering how space exploration can improve life on earth

How can capabilities in space enhance life on earth? What are the current developments in space capabilities and which are the most innovative space applications? How can private companies use space data? Attend this session to get answers to these questions and more.. 

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