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Dr. Andrew Aldrin

Program Chair


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Associate Professor

College of Aviation


Program Chair

Master of Space Operations

Master of Science in Space Systems

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles

MBA – Executive Master of Business Administration, TRIUM

            (London School of Economics, New York Stern, and HEC Paris)

MA – Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University


Dr. Andrew “Andy” Aldrin is an associate professor and the program coordinator for the Master of Space Operations in the Worldwide College of Aviation. He holds a Ph.D. Political Science from UCLA, an MBA from TRIUM (NYU, LSE, HEC) and an M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from George Washington University. He is the President of the Aldrin Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to STEM education which has served more than 300 elementary schools and universities. And if the last name sounds familiar, that’s because he’s the youngest son of famed astronaut and engineer Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the Moon.


Dr. Aldrin was President of Moon Express, responsible for day-to-day operations for the company. Prior to Moon Express, Dr. Aldrin was Director of Business Development and Advanced Programs at United Launch Alliance.  There he oversaw development of corporate strategies, business capture, senior customer relations and advanced program development for civil space markets. Before ULA, Dr. Aldrin headed Business Development and Advanced Programs for Boeing’s NASA Systems and Launch Services business units. He has also served as a Resident Consultant at the RAND Corporation and Professional Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses.


In addition to his academic roles at ERAU,  he is an Adjunct Faculty member at International Space University and has been Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston and California State University at Long Beach.

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