Mark Hitt leads the Government Affairs practice at Space Perspective, the world’s first luxury spaceflight experience. Mark has over 40 years of experience in the aerospace industry with almost 20 years of that with the Federal Aviation Administration and is well-versed in regulatory and policy development. During his time with the FAA, he served in various roles in Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) including Aviation Safety Inspector, Senior Technical Advisor in the Office of Innovation, liaison between Aircraft Certification Servive (AIR) and the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) and also held several senior positions within the aviation safety division. The He joined Space Perspective as Head of Government Affairs and licensing in early 2021. Mark holds both a FAA aircraft mechanic (A&P) certificate and private pilot license.