Ralph Fritsche, NASA
Indoor Ag-Con speaker Ralph Fritsche is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Crop Production Project Manager. He is leading the effort to develop sustainable and reliable fresh food systems in support of long duration space missions beyond low Earth orbit.
Mr. Fritsche began his career with NASA in 1989. He has supported the US Space Shuttle and Space Station Programs in various engineering and operational roles. He is also a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. In addition, Mr. Fritsche has also earned a dual BS degree in Physics and Space Science from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1979.