Larry Wiss' interest in Space exploration was stirred in childhood hearing radio signals from Sputnik. Watching Neal Armstrong step onto the Moon was also very impactful. Recent work researching/creating demos for the ISS education program Star Station One provided opportunities to learn about Space science and human exploration firsthand. He's toured the Space Shuttle and Space Station preparation/launch facilities at Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers and JPL; and participated in hands-on workshops at Astronaut training facilities. Larry feels that, "My work with NASA has heightened my interest in Space exploration, being a SS Ambassador provides an ideal platform for sharing my enthusiasm and will hopefully inspire others to continue reaching towards the stars."
Larry is employed as a Communications Officer at the University of Hawaii. He's a member of the Hawaiian Astronomical Society and volunteers with robotics education programs. He enjoys experiencing moments of micro-gravity through his hobby of skydiving.