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Serving Gwinnett County, Georgia

Johnathan Brackett is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Member serving Gwinnett County, Georgia. With over 20 NASA Educator Certifications, Brackett is an expert in his field, holding certificates in astronomy from the University of Edinburgh and the History of Manned Spaceflight from the University of Houston. He also has a certificate in The Process and Lifetime of a Space Mission from Arizona State University.

Johnathan's love for space exploration extends beyond academics, as he is also dive certified in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center. He was part of the OSIRIS-REx mission team that mapped the asteroid Bennu in 2019 and he has processed images from the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Several examples of Johnathan's work were featured on the Mission Juno website.

In addition to his work with NASA, Brackett was a judge in the Perseverance rover naming contest and contributed to NASA's Moon to Mars Objectives Survey. Johnathan is also responsible for several space related infographics on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory website.

Brackett's contributions to the field of space exploration have not gone unnoticed. He has been named an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, Aide De Camp to Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia, and has been recognized by Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama and Congressman Rob Woodall of Georgia. He is named on the National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor and is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, the Space Generation Advisory Council, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Brackett has also authored several children's books, which are available on His passion for space exploration and education has earned him a reputation as a leading expert in his field, and he continues to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers.

"I would love to prepare a presentation for your group or class!"
 - Johnathan Brackett  (Opinions are my own.)

 I just wanted to thank you for joining us for our Family Stem Night. The turnout was amazing! We had 847 students check in that night. This does not include the parents nor siblings who do not attend Trip. The kids had a blast, and you were so engaging with the students. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us. They cannot stop talking about it. I am very appreciative of your service to our community. Thank you again and I hope you will consider joining us next year. 

Debbie Partrick
STEM Specialist, Trip Elementary

 "The Martian Adventure of Lucy and Max" by Johnathan Brackett 5.0 out of 5 stars, An excellent book for kids! Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2023 - My boys loved this book at bedtime! The story and pictures are captivating and imaginative. I highly recommend the book to all parents to buy as their next storybook for their kids! 

Byung-hoon Ban Reviewer

 "NASA strives to make giant leaps for mankind every day, and as a NASA ambassador, you are bringing those giant leaps to Gwinnett County." 

Nicole L. Hendrickson
Chairwoman Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

- Expand your knowledge about NASA's Artemis Program - Take the mini-course, Investigating the Technology Behind the NASA Artemis Program, presented by John Brackett, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Be sure to download your certificate when you complete the course!


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