Joseph Landon

Vice-President, Advanced Programme Development, Lockheed Martin

Joe Landon is Vice President of Advanced Programs Development for Lockheed Martin’s Commercial Civil Space line of business. He is responsible for Lockheed Martin's overall strategy for Space Exploration, and he leads an organization accountable for new business growth, strategy and R&D for human spaceflight, robotic deep space exploration, commercial communications, weather and climate science markets. Previously, Joe served as CFO of Planetary Resources, a company that sought to expand Earth’s economy into the solar system through the development and use of resources found in space. Joe also co-founded Space Angels, the leading source of capital for early-stage space ventures. Joe is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Space, an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a BS in Engineering Physics. He earned an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard Business School.