Thomas Zurbuchen

Former NASA, Head of ETH Zürich | Space



Head of ETH Zürich | Space. Longest continually running Head of Science at NASA from 2016 to 2022. Previously Professor for Space Science and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. Also founder of the largest Entrepreneurship programme at American Universities – the Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship – and a member of the international Academy of Astronautics.

Talk - Achieving the Impossible with Superteams

Changing the world is almost impossible, yet we try. How do we succeed?


Based on the example of NASA missions, Thomas will talk about risks and difficulties in building missions that are almost impossible, and about the lessons his team and he learned in that environment that are useful for others.