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OK Ethics Presents: Robert Curbeam
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Category: OK Ethics Presents

OK Ethics Presents: 

 "Making Space for Ethics" 


Robert Curbeam

SVP - Space Capture at Maxar Technologies
Former NASA Astronaut & Retired Captain in the U.S. Navy; Record Holder for Most Spacewalks During a Single Spaceflight

 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 

11:30 - 12:30

Recommended for 1 CPE in Ethics at the basic level.
Program is suitable at the basic level for individuals who have routine interactions with others that could potentially lead to contentious conversations. 

OK Ethics makes no guarantees as it is up to the individual practitioner to determine relevance to their specific area of practice.


Program Description:

Robert Curbeam has had experiences most people can only dream of - flying space shuttle missions, completing space walks, and soaring through the sky in U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons.  Now, Curbeam now uses the foundations of his U.S. Navy and NASA training and experience to inform his decisions in the corporate world. Join us to hear his incredible journey from Baltimore, Maryland to outer space and back, as well as the lessons in ethics he’s learned along the way.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of honesty and how it affects others.
  • Sharing information with transparency and accuracy with the belief that you are a vital source of data to your organization.
  • How leaders who support ethical behavior can reinforce that same behavior within employees.

 About the Speaker:

 Robert Curbeam is the Senior Vice President for Space Capture at Maxar Technologies.  Prior to joining Maxar, he served in a variety of functional and profit and loss roles at Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and the ARES Corporation.

Prior to his work in the corporate world, Curbeam was a NASA astronaut, flying three space shuttle missions and completing seven spacewalks.  He also held a wide range of positions with NASA, including the Director of Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance for the Constellation program, deputy director of Flight Crew Operations and Spacecraft Communicator (CAPCOM) branch chief. Curbeam also served as second-in-command for safety across the entire agency as Deputy Associate Administrator of Safety and Mission Assurance at NASA headquarters.

Curbeam is a retired Captain, having served 23 years in the United States Navy.  He is a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School. He was the lead project officer for the F-14 Air-to-Ground Weapons Separation Flight Test Program, and has logged more than 3,000 flight hours in 25 different aircraft and spacecraft.

Curbeam holds the Degree of Aeronautical Engineer and a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, both from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He received his bachelor’s degree with merit in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Naval Aviation.

Have questions or need additional information, contact [email protected].


Click below to register by noon, Monday, April 19


($15 Non Pre-paid Members*, $25 Non Members) 

*Pre-paid members will receive double the amount of pre-paid registrations to this Zoom event!






Contact: [email protected]