Joe Landon is a visionary leader and innovator in the space industry, with a distinguished career marked by senior executive roles at leading aerospace and defense contractors and bold space ventures. Joe has a track record of building new commercial ventures, shaping and winning large U.S. government programs and leading entrepreneurial teams. He has a strong technical foundation in spacecraft and space mission design, test and operations.
Most recently, Joe founded and served as CEO of Crescent Space, a pioneering new subsidiary of Lockheed Martin building deep space infrastructure. Prior to launching Crescent, Joe served as Vice President for Advanced Programs Development at Lockheed Martin where he led business development, strategy and research and development for Lockheed Martin’s multi-billion-dollar Commercial Civil Space line of business. Earlier in his career, Joe served as CFO of the Redmond, WA-based asteroid mining venture Planetary Resources Inc. Joe also co-founded Space Angels Network, the world's first and largest angel investor network focused on early-stage space companies.
Joe is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Space and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in engineering and an MBA from Harvard Business School.