Josh Byerly is a Public Affairs Officer and Spokesman for NASA based at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. He is one of the individuals who serves as the "voice of NASA" and provides commentary from inside Mission Control during space shuttle and International Space Station missions. He also moderates news conferences and media briefings as well as focuses on mission operations, exploration, technology spinoffs and commercial crew and cargo activities.
Prior to NASA, Josh managed global communications for Flowserve Corp., a $4 billion manufacturing company based in Dallas. Before coming to Flowserve, Josh was a senior public relations account executive with The Point Group in Dallas and Springbok Cohn & Wolfe in Richardson, Texas. During this time, he handled the public relations and marketing communications programs for clients such as Centex Homes, Texas Instruments, TXU Energy and Sprint. His responsibilities included national and trade media relations, media and analyst tour coordination, developing and securing speaking opportunities, trade show support, press release collaboration and securing white papers, customer case studies and other article opportunities.
Josh was also a general assignments reporter for the CBS affiliate in Bryan/College Station, Texas – a top 100 market. His work aired nationally on CBS and CNN, and he interviewed many high-profile individuals, including former presidents and celebrities. In early 1999, Josh became a producer for the station and was in charge of two newscasts and the daily operation of the newsroom. He led the staff in determining story coverage and handled breaking news as it developed.
Josh holds a master of business administration in global management, and he also holds a bachelor of science in journalism from Texas A&M University. He is a frequent public speaker on the topics of communication, media relations and public engagement and serves as a mentor for college students. He has received multiple awards from the International Association of Business Communicators and other organizations.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center