Gregory Cecil

Gregory Cecil formally worked on the Space Shuttle Fleet thermal protection system as a Senior Aerocomposite Technician. While there, he earned his Masters in Aeronautical Science: Space Operations Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. After the end of the program, Greg became a middle school science teacher and currently teaches in St. Petersburg Florida. Greg owns his own company called AeroSTEM Consulting. Greg provides Aerospace STEM consulting for schools and companies, conducts workshops for STEM teachers, and gives presentations on subjects related to STEM and Human Space Flight. Building off of his experience and education in the space industry, Greg is able to draw connections between industry and academia. Greg is the only Florida State Certified Educator AND Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician in the nation. Greg has kept active in space related issues even after his aerospace career ended. Greg owned and operated the former blog, dealing with Human Space Flight issues. Greg served as an Aerospace Education Consultant for SpaceTEC, an organization that trains aerospace technicians nationwide, assisting in composing a National Certification Exam for Composites, and wrote a blog for them. Greg served as a member of former Congresswoman Sandy Adam’s Space Advisory Committee. Greg has been interviewed on various media outlets about Human Space Flight including 60 minutes, Smithsonian Air and Space magazine, Weekly Reader/Career World, USA, etc. Greg has escorted his students to Kennedy Space Center culminating in a sleep over under Space Shuttle Atlantis. There, to his student’s delight, they found a picture of him taken by Michael Soluri and part of the Atlantis exhibit. For two years running, Greg has had his students send their self-designed experiments to the “edge of space” via high altitude balloon courtesy of JP Aerospace. This year a total of 16 experiments were sent up. Greg has served as a consultant and appeared in the movie, “I Want to be an Astronaut,” and appeared on the panel for the first Earth based screening at the Human to Mars Event, moderated by science reporter Miles O’Brien. Greg’s full profile can be found on LinkedIn under Gregory N. Cecil, M.A.S.

Broadcast 2269 (Special Edition)

Guest: Greg Cecil. Topics: STEM for Middle School students, human spaceflight, Mars & more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1452 (Special Edition)

Guest: Gregory Cecil. Topics: Space Shuttle, NASA space policy. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, We welcomes for the first time to the program Greg Cecil who took early retirement during the first round of layoffs at KSC regarding the Space Shuttle. You can learn more about Greg, his shuttle work, and his blog by visiting

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