Team may be subject to change due to schedules.
Mike Foreman – Hometown Hero Astronaut
Mike Foreman brings 40 years of Federal Government service as a NASA astronaut, Naval Officer, Project Manager and Leader to the Higher Orbits Cislunar Baard. He holds multiple degrees in Engineering and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. Mike has flown more than 7,000 hours in over 50 different aircraft. Career highlights include 17 years as a NASA Astronaut. Mike flew on two NASA Space Shuttle missions where he conducted five spacewalks totaling over 32 hours outside the vehicle performing International Space Station assembly tasks.
Michelle Lucas – Founder & President Higher Orbits
Michelle Lucas spent 10+ years working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. First as part of the International Space Station (ISS) Payload Safety Review Panel (PSRP) and then in the Mission Operations Directorate as a Flight Controller in ISS Mission Control and as a Astronaut Instructor in the ISS Daily Operations Group. Additionally she worked with each of the International Partners (European Space Agency – ESA, Japanese Space Agency – JAXA and the Russian Space Agency) in the field of Daily Operations, Flight Controller and Instructor Training. Michelle was part of the Core NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) team for 9 missions where astronauts would carry out analog space missions underwater in the Aquarius habitat. Along the way, Michelle found she has a passion for launching the next generation’s dreams and ambitions. Her passion for inspiring students led to extensive work with other organizations in STEM outreach so she founded the non-profit Higher Orbits to use space to excite and inspire students about STEM, Leadership, Teamwork and Communication. Michelle is proud to be a Space Camp Alum and member of the Space Camp Hall of Fame. She believes that collaboration in space and STEM is the key to the stars! Space Inspires!