For years, society has benefited from technologies developed to reach and provide services in space.
Karlton D. Johnson, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, is the chairman of the National Space Society's board of governors. He is a senior executive and respected visionary leader with over 31 years of experience in strategic leadership, space operational support, partnership creation, organizational excellence and cybersecurity. Johnson retired in 2014 after 26 years of honorable service in the Air Force, where he held a variety of challenging senior leadership and command positions. He also has experience in leading international development of aerospace and defense business partnerships in Fortune 500 companies.