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STEM and Aerospace

Serving Gwinnett County, Georgia

Johnathan Brackett, a distinguished NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and ISS Space Station Ambassador, hails from Gwinnett County, Georgia. With a passion for space education, Brackett holds over 20 NASA Educator Certifications and has obtained two certificates in astronomy from the University of Edinburgh. He furthered his knowledge with certificates in the History of Manned Spaceflight from the University of Houston and in The Process and Lifetime of a Space Mission from Arizona State University.

Brackett's dedication to space exploration knows no bounds, as he is dive certified in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. In 2019, he contributed to mapping the asteroid Bennu as part of the OSIRIS-REx mission and processed images from the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. His involvement in NASA initiatives includes serving as a judge in the Perseverance rover naming contest and contributing to NASA's Moon to Mars Objectives Survey as well as NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS) Lunar Non-Interference Survey.

Brackett's expertise and commitment have earned him recognition from notable figures such as Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama and Congressman Rob Woodall of Georgia. He has also been commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel and named an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, Aide De Camp to Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia. Moreover, his contributions have been commemorated on the National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor.

An active member of prestigious organizations like the National Science Teachers Association, the Space Generation Advisory Council, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Brackett also serves as a Space Center Houston Advisor. Beyond his professional achievements, he shares his passion for space with younger generations through authoring several children's books available on Recently, Grayson Market & Gathering Place hosted an exhibition of Brackett’s photographs called, “EXPLORING BEYOND: AN EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN SPACECRAFT CAPTRED THROUGH THE LENS OF JOHNATHAN BRACKETT”. Brackett's multifaceted expertise and unwavering dedication make him an invaluable asset to the space education community.

"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


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