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Jack Bacon is the safety lead for the Orbital Debris Program Office within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center. Bacon's contributions to the International Space Station (ISS) have been astronomical. Previously, he was the US Technical Integration Lead during the construction and launch of Zarya, the first module of the ISS, bridging all US and Russian technologies and standards. In the following years, his work with the ISS included projects like EarlyComm, drag reduction concepts, and quite fittingly, the station's end of life planning. His history with the ISS spanned over 26 years and work with all of its partners and systems. Bacon's current work implements NASA procedural requirements for the limitation of space-related debris both in space and on the ground. Bacon was recently elected as the Technical Director of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS). Outside of work, Bacon is an accomplished musician, an author of four books and an international motivational speaker.