Bob Redman‘s interest in aerospace was sparked by his father’s 30 year career at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center located at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
While working as a tour guide at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C, Bob began to see the educational possibilities of teaching young people about the history of space and science.
As co-emcee for the Aerospace Walk of Honor ceremony in Lancaster, California he met such notable aerospace figures as Neil Armstrong and Chuck Yeager.
In addition, Bob created the “Air & Space Expo”, a non-profit event bringing aerospace entities such as NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the United States Air Force, Boeing and Northrop- Grumman together to participate side-by-side with area schools and students. Captain Bob’s Rockets and Robots is a distillation of all of these efforts and experiences. Presented to over 250,000 students, these STEM assemblies are presented with the goal of instilling the fun of science into tomorrow’s pioneers … our children.