John Conrad followed his childhood interest in space and spaceflight through Astronautical Engineering degrees at the US Air Force Academy and Purdue University straight into leadership in unmanned space programs for the Air Force and NASA. Now retired, his extensive career experiences never wandered far from technology development and application, in Aerospace and Defense as well as IT and Energy and Security programs. His life-long learning (formal and informal) and accumulated tools, have enabled him to make frequent presentations to orient and promote science applications and solutions to a variety of audiences. His most recently used platforms include telescopes and binoculars to share his knowledge and love of astronomy and cosmology. John is eager to speak to your group as a NASA/JPL Ambassador - bringing you the expertise of NASA scientists and engineers, providing insights into US progress in exploring space.