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Leroy Chiao

Leroy Chiao

Keynote Speaker: Former Astronaut & International Space Station Commander; Commercial Space Flight Pioneer

Leroy Chiao Biography

Leroy Chiao is a former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander. He works in business, consulting, executive coaching and space education. He is a professional international speaker, and a co-founder and the CEO of OneOrbit, providing keynotes and training to companies and schools. Chiao also holds appointments at Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine, and is an advisor to the Houston Association for Space and Science Education. He has worked in both government and commercial space programs, and has held leadership positions in commercial ventures and NASA. He was the first LSU Raborn Distinguished Chair Professor. Chiao has extensive experience as a NASA Astronaut and prior to that, as a Research Engineer. Dr. Chiao is a fellow of the Explorers Club, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and the Committee of 100.

Dr. Chiao left NASA in December, 2005 following a fifteen-year career with the agency. A veteran of four space missions, Dr. Chiao most recently served as Commander and NASA Science Officer of Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station. He has logged over 229 days in space – over 36 hours of which were spent in Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA, or spacewalks). In 2009, he served on the White House appointed Review of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee, and currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council.

A native English speaker, Dr. Chiao also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Russian. He has flown space missions and worked closely with Russian, Japanese and European Astronauts and their affiliated space agencies. Dr. Chiao is uniquely qualified to speak about the United States, Russian, Japanese, European and Chinese Space Programs. A Space Station Commander and Space Shuttle Mission Specialist, Dr. Chiao was also a certified Co-Pilot of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. He is an expert in all facets of U.S. and Russian EVA hardware and operations and is EVA certified in U.S. and Russian spacesuits, tools, and training programs. In September 2006, Chiao became the first American to visit the Astronaut Research and Training Center of China. There, he met the first two national Chinese astronauts, Yang Liwei and FeiJunlong.

Dr. Chiao studied Chemical Engineering, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983. He continued his studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, earning his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 1985 and 1987. Prior to joining NASA in 1990, he worked as a Research Engineer at Hexcel Corp. and then at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Leroy Chiao has vast experience in both the public and private sector. In addition to his human spaceflight experience at NASA, he has also worked extensively in academia, government laboratories and in commercial ventures and technology startups. In addition to his public speaking and consulting he is the Founder of OneOrbit.

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Leroy Chiao Speaking Topics

Phoenix Rising - OWN the Future

Space: View From the On-High: Adventures of a Professional Astronaut

Experience spaceflight from the on-high perch of the International Space Station. Get the behind-the-scenes tour from the Commander of Expedition X. Stunning photographs and personal stories make this an unforgettable experience!

Diversity: Success in Multicultural Space

In this shrinking world and universe, opportunities abound for professionals who understand the importance and advantages of multicultural teams. Experience the unique lessons learned from preparing for and flying international space missions, from the perspective of a Chinese-American Astronaut working with Russian, Japanese, European, Canadian and American Astronauts and specialists.

Teamwork: Build a Team to Launch Into Orbit and Beyond

Spaceflight is a demanding endeavor that requires the ultimate in teamwork. Apply the lessons learned and practices of the space program; learn firsthand lessons of team building from a space station Mission Commander.

Leadership: Leadership Perspective of an Expedition Commander

Effective leadership can mean the difference between life and death, success and failure. Learn from the experiences of the Commander of a 193-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

Leroy Chiao Videos

Leroy Chiao on Space-X First Manned Rocket Launch
Leroy Chiao talks about Chang's-4 probe first landing
Leroy Chiao discusses China's space program

How to book Leroy Chiao?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Leroy Chiao for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Leroy Chiao, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Leroy Chiao or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Leroy Chiao?

Booking fees for Leroy Chiao, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Leroy Chiao, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Leroy Chiao?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Leroy Chiao for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Leroy Chiao for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Leroy Chiao or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Leroy Chiao or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Leroy Chiao is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including College, Inspirational and Space. The estimated speaking fee range to book Leroy Chiao for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Leroy Chiao generally travels from Texas, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Michio Kaku, Tracy Chou and Marilyn Tam. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leroy Chiao for an upcoming event.

Leroy Chiao Speaking Topics

  • Phoenix Rising - OWN the Future

  • Space: View From the On-High: Adventures of a Professional Astronaut

    Experience spaceflight from the on-high perch of the International Space Station. Get the behind-the-scenes tour from the Commander of Expedition X. Stunning photographs and personal stories make this an unforgettable experience!

  • Diversity: Success in Multicultural Space

    In this shrinking world and universe, opportunities abound for professionals who understand the importance and advantages of multicultural teams. Experience the unique lessons learned from preparing for and flying international space missions, from the perspective of a Chinese-American Astronaut working with Russian, Japanese, European, Canadian and American Astronauts and specialists.

  • Teamwork: Build a Team to Launch Into Orbit and Beyond

    Spaceflight is a demanding endeavor that requires the ultimate in teamwork. Apply the lessons learned and practices of the space program; learn firsthand lessons of team building from a space station Mission Commander.

  • Leadership: Leadership Perspective of an Expedition Commander

    Effective leadership can mean the difference between life and death, success and failure. Learn from the experiences of the Commander of a 193-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

Leroy Chiao Videos

Leroy Chiao on Space-X First Manned Rocket Launch
Leroy Chiao talks about Chang's-4 probe first landing
Leroy Chiao discusses China's space program
Leroy Chiao discusses the future of space exploration

How to book Leroy Chiao?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Leroy Chiao for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Leroy Chiao, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Leroy Chiao or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Leroy Chiao?

Booking fees for Leroy Chiao, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Leroy Chiao, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Leroy Chiao?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Leroy Chiao for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Leroy Chiao for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Leroy Chiao or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Leroy Chiao or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Leroy Chiao is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including College, Inspirational and Space. The estimated speaking fee range to book Leroy Chiao for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Leroy Chiao generally travels from Texas, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Michio Kaku, Tracy Chou and Marilyn Tam. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leroy Chiao for an upcoming event.

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