Michael López-Alegría

Chief Astronaut Aixom Space

Commander Michael López-Alegría is a NASA Astronaut and former President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He is currently the chief astronaut for Axiom Space and commanded the crew of Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first fully private mission to the ISS in human history. He is a five-time astronaut, having flown on Ax-1, space shuttle missions STS-73, STS-92, and STS- 113, and Soyuz TMA-9 to and from the ISS, where he served as commander of Expedition 14.

"NASA's most experiences spacewalker"

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  • Peak Performance
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Space Exploration
  • Teamwork
  • Science and Technology
  • Preparing the Body and Mind


He presents in English, French, Russian & Spanish.

How he presents

Michael is an engaging speaker who captivates audiences with his personal anecdotes and experiences from his time in space.

In Detail

Michael holds NASA records for the most extravehicular activities (EVA) or "space walks" (10) and cumulative EVA time (67 hours, 40 minutes). He was elected to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame as a 2020 inductee. López-Alegría is the former president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, where he was a spokesman, thought leader and advocate with the U.S. Congress and pertinent executive agencies for favourable public policy on behalf of the commercial spaceflight industry. He has served on several advisory boards and committees of public and private organisations, including the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council and the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee to the FAA.


Michael offer insights into his experiences and shares stories from his space missions, discussing the challenges and achievements in space exploration. He also touches upon topics such as teamwork, leadership, and personal growth, drawing from his unique experiences as an astronaut.


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