Tim Bass


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Tim is currently a member of NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Office of the Chief Counsel where he practices in a wide array of fields including procurement, ethics, labor, and general law. He has also served in the International Law Practice Group (ILPG) within the Office of General Counsel at NASA Headquarters where he worked with various countries, inter-governmental organizations, and private entities around the world ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and policies in furtherance of NASA’s strategic goals of international cooperation. He also led a cross-directorate team assessing smallsats, particularly CubeSats, and developing NASA’s position on them for international purposes. He worked as counsel to NASA’s Launch Services Program for over six years, providing advice to the Program related to launch services and commercialization efforts. In that capacity, he chaired or participated in various strategic working groups. Consistently, he created value through his efforts within the Program. He was sought out to provide the space law analysis in a statement of interest related to litigation concerning a NASA payload. Tim’s educational background includes a B.B.A. in International Management, B.A. in Spanish, a minor in economics with emphasis on applied international economics, certificates in international business and culture, and a J.D. (receiving cords from the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law). Tim mentors NASA interns and new hires, both within and outside of the legal office, and proactively participates in outreach programs.