Brigadier General Simon P. Worden (Ret.)
Brigadier General (USAF, Retired) Simon ?Pete? Worden is a Fellow in the office of Senator Sam Brownback on detail from the University of Arizona where he is a Research Professor of Astronomy. Prior to his current position, he was Director of Transformation at the Space and Missiles Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base. As the staff officer for initiatives in the first Bush administration's National Space Council, he spearheaded efforts to revitalize our civil space exploration and earth monitoring programs. General Worden has written or co-authored more than 150 technical papers in astrophysics, space science and strategic studies. He was scientific co-investigator for two NASA space lab missions.