Bob Jacobs

An Emmy, Webby and Shorty Award winning strategic communicator, Bob's career and academic studies include experience in leadership, organizational change, government relations, social media development, and crisis communications.

He is a senior NASA spokesperson and is deputy associate administrator for the Office of Communications, responsible for leading and executing many of the agency's public outreach activities.

Bob's innovative work incorporates emerging technologies into NASA's communications activities. He launched and moderates many of the agency's award-winning social media and multimedia initiatives, and is responsible for NASA's popular Internet homepage, NASA Television and Third Rock Radio.

He has earned four agency medals for exceptional achievement, exceptional service, and outstanding leadership, and is known as a collaborative team player who knows how to motivate others to achieve success.

Bob has directed and produced countless multimedia projects with such notables as Neil Armstrong, Sen. John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Professor Stephen Hawking, William Shatner, June Lockhart, and others. He developed, co-authored and edited three books, including "Hubble: A Journey through Space and Time" and "Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts."

A native of Nashville, he earned a bachelor's degree from