Jeff Carr has over 35 years of experience in aerospace communications and public relations, of which 30 years were spent in key management roles overseeing a wide spectrum of strategic communications, including crisis communications consulting, training and implementation.  

Noted Crisis Experience 

  • Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy, 1986
  • Operation Lightning Strike – FBI sting targeting NASA/JSC leadership, 1995
  • Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, 2003 
  • Orbital ATK Antares explosion, 2014
  • Arkema plant explosion (due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey), 2017 
  • World View Stratollite incident, 2018
  • Boeing CST-100 Demo-1 Flight Anomaly, 2019

Career Highlights

  • Director, Communications and Public Relations for United Space Alliance
  • NASA Johnson Space Center:
    • Acting Director of Public Affairs 
    • Branch Chief, News and Information 
    • Special Assistant for Communications to NASA Administrator
    • Press Liaison and Information Specialist for Flight Crew and Mission Operations 
    • Flight Commentator in Mission Control for more than 40 Space Shuttle missions
  • Media Services Corporation (NASA/JSC):
    • Manager, Mission Operations
    • NASA TV Technical Director