David Bushman has 30+ years involved in safety, disaster preparedness, and response during his career in aerospace. Highlights include safety diver for underwater training of astronauts for space walks; safety engineer on the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor; Director of Engineering responsible for all safety and OSHA compliance for rocket testing; Mission Manager responsible for safety on test aircraft and research aircraft as well as crew wellness and safety on deployments; development of Next Generation Air Traffic Control System; and safety compliance for launch customers and aircraft operators at Spaceport America. David has served as the Safety Officer for two aerospace companies, and as an elected Airport Commissioner at a community airport.
David has also volunteered with the American Red Cross for 10+ years and participated in shelter management for fires in California, Utah, and New Mexico. He has participated in the performance evaluation of first responders on an aircraft crash simulation at the Norma Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, and served on the public relations team in a weeklong statewide pandemic outbreak drill in New Mexico. In addition, David has served on a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in New Mexico, and in the City of San Jose, California. He was also a bilingual instructor of Emergency Preparedness for the City of San Jose, California. David developed a course for the Department of Homeland Security to train incident responders to properly select and use PPE for chemical, biological, and radiological events.
David has served as a certified instructor for the American Heart Association for retraining medical personnel in basic first aid and life support, and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA.