Dr. Byron Lichtenberg

Dr. Byron Lichtenberg

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Program Coordinator, Master of Engineering Management

Office: Glaske O118
Phone: (903) 233-3954
Fax: (903)233-3901
Email: ByronLichtenberg@letu.edu




  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975
  • B.S., Brown University, 1969



  • International Space University - Founding Member, 1st Director of Curriculum Development
  • Association of Space Explorers - Founding Member, Founding Board of Directors Member
  • X Prize Foundation - Founder, Member



2014-Present LeTourneau University
Program Coordinator, Master of Engineering Management
2013-2014 LeTourneau University
Visiting Scholar, Engineering and Engineering Technology
2013-Present Federal Aviation Administration
Part 142 Flight School B-737 Type Rating Instructor
1994-2013 Southwest Airlines
Commercial Airline Captain
1992-Present Zero Gravity Corporation
President, Chief Technical Officer
1983-1992 Payload Systems, Inc.
Founder, President and Chief Scientist
1978-1992 NASA
Payload Specialist
1975-1992 Massachusetts Air National Guard
Fighter Pilot
1969-1973 U.S. Air Force
Fighter Pilot



  • FAI Komorov award 1983 for Spaceflight Achievement
  • NASA Spaceflight Medal
  • Numerous Military Awards and decorations for service in the USAF