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Intuitive Machines Welcomes Former Astronaut as Vice President of Strategic Programs

Press Release From: Intuitive Machines, LLC
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021

Intuitive Machines (IM), a premiere provider and supplier of space products and services, has hired former NASA Astronaut and Retired Air Force Colonel, Jack Fischer, as Vice President of Strategic Programs.


“Jack’s wealth of spaceflight knowledge, senior leadership skills, and infectiously positive attitude are a flawless fit for IM,” said president and CEO for IM, Steve Altemus. “His expertise will guide IM from civil and commercial space operations into the national security space sector.”


“IM is at the perfect place at the perfect time to make a difference across civil, commercial, and military space,” said Fischer. “They have an incredible group of people with a huge diversity of thought, but the one thing they have in common is they get stuff done. I’m proud to be a part of that.”
Fischer is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Draper Fellow. He flew two combat tours in the F-15E as part of Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Focus. As a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, he also conducted flight and weapons testing in multiple variants of the F-15 and the F-22. Fischer then served 9 years as an astronaut at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including a 2017 mission to the International Space Station where he logged 136 days in space with two spacewalks. Before retiring from a 24-year Air Force career, Fischer was the vice commander, 50th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The 50th Space Wing was comprised of more than 4,200 military, Department of Defense civilians, and contractor personnel serving at 14 operating locations worldwide, in support of 175 communications, navigation and surveillance satellites with associated systems valued at more than $66 billion. Following retirement, Fischer served as the Chief Technology Officer for Collins Aerospace in Houston, before joining the Intuitive Machines team.

About Intuitive Machines


Intuitive Machines is a premier provider and supplier of space products and services that enable sustained robotic and human exploration to the Moon, Mars and beyond. We drive markets with competitive world-class offerings synonymous with innovation, high quality, and precision. Whether leveraging state-of-the-art engineering tools and practices or integrating research and advanced technologies, our solutions are insightful and have a positive impact on the world.

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