Dr. Alexander Saltman serves as Executive Director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. A native of Texas, Saltman has a wide range of experience in space policy, government, and scientific research. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard University and his doctorate degree in physics from Stanford University.Prior to joining the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Saltman most recently served as the Legislative Director for Congressman Adam Schiff, who represents an area of Southern California that includes NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and who, as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, has been a leading figure in space policy and NASA appropriations issues. In that capacity Saltman oversaw a staff of five and led legislative efforts from conception to enactment, while advising the Congressman on science, space, energy, environment, and nonproliferation issues, as well as on relevant appropriations matters.Saltman joined the Congressional office after receiving an American Physical Society Congressional Fellowship, having previously worked as a scientific researcher at the Stanford Linear Accelerator National Laboratory. Saltman has also worked for Wired Magazine and contributed freelance articles to the publication.