Timothy Kopra

CEO of Nanoracks, Former NASA Astronaut

Tim Kopra is a leader of cross-functional teams in complex operational and technical environments with experience as an Army officer, test pilot, NASA astronaut, venture capitalist, and space industry executive.

"Innovative thinker with an extensive knowledge base in space operations"

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  • Motivation and Inspiration
  • Leadership in High-Stakes Environments
  • Preparation and Teamwork
  • Vision for the Future
  • Space Exploration
  • Space Operations and Robotics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Energy Technology and Sustainability


He presents in English.

How he presents

Tim's presentations are beyond inspiring, insightful and surprising. He is very kind and friendly, open and attentive to audiences around the world.

In Detail

Kopra has been a career military officer, astronaut, and now senior business leader. He was previously the President of OneWeb Technologies, a U.S. company providing global, secure satellite communications. Additionally, he was the Vice President for Robotics and Space Operations at MDA. He was also Partner and Co-founder of Blue Bear Capital, an energy technology venture capital firm. Kopra served in various leadership and operational roles at NASA as an engineer, astronaut, and International Space Station Commander. While at NASA, he completed two spaceflights, three spacewalks, and logged 244 days in space. Kopra remains active in military affairs as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. He is also involved in the Texas entrepreneurship ecosystem as an advisor to Greentown Labs Houston.


Tim Kopra generously offers his firsthand experiences, offering valuable insights into the realm of space travel. His expertise serves as a catalyst for addressing critical challenges both within the cosmic expanse and on Earth. He also explains how to reduce the obstacles that stand in the way of broader participation in the exciting field of space exploration.



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