Chief of Staff
Kurt Lindstrom comes to AURA Corporate from Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) where he held the position of Senior Operations Advisor since 2018. Before STScI, Lindstrom served for 10 years as Civil Space Mission Area Executive at the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). There he was responsible for business development and mission execution of APL’s civil space portfolio including New Horizons, Parker Solar Probe and the Van Allen Probes. Lindstrom’s 25-year NASA career included Headquarters’ roles as director of the NASA Management Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and program executive officer overseeing missions such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Dawn mission and the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.