Mike Gold is the Chief Growth Officer for Redwire Space. In this role, Gold leads Redwire’s business development, marketing, and external affairs teams, positioning the company for long-term growth and expanding adoption and integration of Redwire’s cutting-edge capabilities across civil, commercial, and national security space sectors.
Gold was previously the Executive Vice President for Civil Space and External Affairs at Redwire, where he supported the company’s civil space business development efforts and government and media relations.
Prior to joining Redwire, Gold was NASA’s Associate Administrator for Space Policy and Partnerships, Acting Associate Administrator for the Office of International and Interagency Relations, and Senior Advisor to the Administrator for International and Legal Affairs. At NASA, Gold led the development and implementation of the Artemis Accords, which establish norms of behavior to ensure a peaceful and prosperous future in space for all of humanity. Gold also successfully led the negotiations to develop and execute the binding agreements for the lunar Gateway, the development and implementation of the first lunar resource purchase by NASA, and updating planetary protection regulations. Due to this trailblazing policy work, Gold was awarded NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal.
Before joining NASA, Gold was Vice President of Civil Space at Maxar Technologies and General Counsel for the company’s legacy Radiant Solutions business unit. Additionally, Gold spent thirteen years at Bigelow Aerospace, where he established the company’s Washington office, oversaw the launches of the Genesis 1 and 2 spacecraft, and was a recipient of a NASA Group Achievement award for the development and deployment of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module onto the International Space Station.
Gold is currently the Treasurer of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and has served on its Board of Directors on several occasions. Gold is also currently serving on NASA’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Independent Study Team. Moreover, Gold was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Chair the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee from 2012 - 2019 and was appointed by the NASA Administrator to serve on the NASA Advisory Council and Chair its Regulatory and Policy Committee in 2018.
Gold has authored numerous law review articles and editorials addressing commercial space issues. He has also testified on several occasions before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate as an expert in commercial space as well as space law and policy.Gold received a BA from Brandeis University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.