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Steve Altemus

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Steve Altemus

President and CEO, Intuitive Machines, LLC
Steve Altemus

Mr. Steve Altemus is a distinguished figure in the aerospace industry, renowned for his leadership and engineering excellence. As the co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Intuitive Machines, he has spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives that have reshaped the economics of lunar exploration. Under his leadership, Intuitive Machines achieved remarkable milestones, including the recent successful landing of the Company’s Nova-C class lunar lander, Odysseus, on the Moon. This marked the United States’ first lunar landing in over 50 years. Intuitive Machines became the first commercial-sector company and NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative vendor to land and transmit scientific data from the surface of the Moon. His innovative approach to opening the lunar economy fundamentally disrupted the economics of lunar exploration through fixed-price performance contracts, showcasing unprecedented efficiency and economics to commercial customers and NASA alike. Before establishing Intuitive Machines in 2013, Mr. Altemus held pivotal roles within NASA, including Deputy Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. With a strong background in engineering, he served as Director of Engineering from July 2006 to December 2012, overseeing critical engineering endeavors vital to NASA’s human spaceflight programs. Mr. Altemus holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida.