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Gary J. Jordan, Public Affairs Officer at NASA, will share the origins of Houston We Have a Podcast along with stories of podcasting guests, insights into NASA's behind-the-scenes operations, metrics, and agency strategy.Bring your podcasting questions!
Presenter Gary Jordan has been working at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX for 6 years. His responsibilities include managing media relations for the International Space Station (ISS), Commercial low-Earth orbit and Commercial Crew; leading the digital multimedia content team; hosting live television commentary of dynamic spaceflight in Mission Control Houston; and producing and hosting “Houston We Have a Podcast.”
Gary first started at NASA in 2012 through their Pathways Internship program while he was still a student at Penn State University. As an intern, he directed and edited a parody music video titled “NASA Johnson Style,” which now has over 6.5 million views on YouTube.
In 2014, Gary began his career as a full-time NASA employee in internal communications where he lead a team to unify communication platforms and standardize branding, for which he would be awarded the NASA’s Trailblazer Award in 2016. He also ran an internal engagement campaign for 10,000 employees and contractors that was centered around the book and feature film “The Martian” and included stage presentations, written products, and unique experiences like an employee screening.
For the past 3 years, Gary has been a part of the external communication team at NASA where his primary newsroom beats are overseeing the public messaging for the International Space Station (ISS) Program, an orbiting space laboratory that is nearing 20 years of continuous human presence; and the Commercial Crew Program, a program that is working closely with SpaceX and Boeing to launch humans from American soil. He also supports the Commercial low-Earth orbit (LEO) program that is working to develop a robust commercial economy in low-Earth orbit in which NASA can be one of many customers purchasing services.
This program is being presented in cooperation with NASA's Solar System Ambassador program. For more information on the program, visit https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/home.cfm
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