Brendan is not only a career space policy professional with decades of experience, he’s also a life-long space enthusiast. He got his start in space policy working for the congressman who represented Florida’s Space Coast at the time. Prior to working with The Planetary Society, Brendan served as Vice President of Washington Operations for the Space Foundation.
Proud to do bipartisan work with all space policy stakeholders, Brendan has experience with civil, commercial and national security space issues, including cyberspace, transportation and telecommunication policy. He engages with industry executives and officials in the Executive Branch, Congress, the White House, NASA, the Department of Defense, the National Reconnaissance Office, the State Department, and Commerce Department among others. Brendan also works with international space officials from Germany, the U.K., France, Japan, Russia, and China. He also often speaks in public forums and news media outlets.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Brendan earned his law degree from Penn State and an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Scranton. He resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife Ann, two daughters and their two West Highland Terriers. He spends weekends in the kitchen making meals for his family.
What does the political landscape look like for NASA and for The Planetary Society's 3 core enterprises of planetary exploration, the search for life, and planetary defense after the U.S.'s 2020 federal elections?
Highlights from the hearing, 'Keeping our Sights on Mars: A Review of NASA's Deep Space Plans' held on May 8th in the House of Representatives.
On March 27, 2019, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held a hearing titled, “NASA’s FY 2020 Budget Request.”
Latest Planetary Radio Appearances
A healthy $26 billion has been proposed for NASA next year, but there are at least a couple of troubling factors we’ll discuss as Congress begins its review.
Planetary Society chief of D.C. operations Brendan Curry returns for a look ahead at what to expect in 2022.
Brendan Curry, The Planetary Society’s chief of Washington operations, helps us untangle the fast-changing and complex machinations underway in the US capitol. What does it mean for NASA?