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Bretton (Brett) Alexander is President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the industry association of businesses and organizations working to make commercial human spaceflight a reality. Brett became President of the Federation in December 2006. Brett also consults with several other organizations in the space and defense industries.
From 2000 to 2005, Brett served as an advisor on space issues at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under Presidents Clinton and Bush. While at the White House, Brett was one of the primary authors of the Vision for Space Exploration announced in 2004. Brett also led development and interagency coordination of national policies on space transportation, GPS, and commercial remote sensing.
From September 1997 to May 2000, Brett was the Senior Space Policy Analyst at the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation where he developed forecasts of the commercial space launch markets and led the interagency working group on implementation of bilateral space launch trade agreements with Russia, Ukraine, and China. From January to August 1997, Brett worked for The Aerospace Corporation. From 1991 to 1997, Brett worked for ANSER Corporation on U.S. Air Force space programs and U.S.-Russia space cooperation alternating between Moscow, Russia and Arlington, Virginia.
In 2008, Brett was appointed to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) by the Secretary of Transportation.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.