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Kim Ellis Hayes is a distinguished leader in STEM, space research, and aerospace education. With a wealth of executive experience in mining, mineral processing, and advanced manufacturing processes, as well as expertise in aerospace legal matters, Kim has become a renowned authority in global space technology policy, strategy, and programs.


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I'm Kim Ellis Hayes, an award-winning Australian/American lawyer, scientist, and STEM professional! I traded my steelcap boots and hardhat for a spacesuit!

Who is Kim? After losing the job she loved during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, Kim reinvented herself and her career. This led to her selection for training to conduct research onboard suborbital spacecraft in the United States, as well as creating strategic space industry workforce training and education.

Raised in a single parent family in rural Australia, Kim's humble beginnings instilled in her a belief in the power of education and the ability to create opportunities even in challenging circumstances. As a science, technology, innovation, and STEM speaker, Kim travels the world, promoting and supporting diversity in STEM, sharing innovative ways to build the future space workforce, and inspiring women to forge unique careers in the stars.

With space opening up to humanity in unprecedented ways, Kim Ellis Hayes is on a mission to make history. Leading Hayes Group LLC, an American small business which is 100% minority & women owned, Kim's goal is to open up access to space for everyone to benefit.  Through commercial suborbital spaceflights, retail businesses can reach new heights, join Kim in her journey to reach for the stars!


"I invited Kim to share her unique international insight and experience as a speaker for the Space Congress which has been held each year at Cape Canaveral since the early 1960’s. I took over as NASA liaison for Space Congress in 2016 and wanted  to add more international speakers. Kim’s  presentations were exciting, interesting and engaging, and I highly recommend Kim as a speaker, panelist or moderator for your next conference, training or event- she is a true professional. (The Space Congress is a 3 day conference which brings together space industry experts and leaders and attracts an audience of around 1000 people including current and former Astronauts, NASA space program professionals and Commercial Space Industry leaders)."

- Suzy Cunningham, 

Aerospace Engineer, NASA Kennedy Space Center Strategy & Integration Manager


"Kim was invited to speak at the bi-annual Flinders Horizon Award Leadership Summit which featured distinguished and experienced leaders across a range of industries and disciplines. Kim delivered an inspiring and engaging presentation to Flinders university students, with honest and generous responses to student questions. Kim was excellent to work with – super prepared and professional - and we were delighted with the positive feedback we received from students. Thank you for sharing your story Kim!


- Ursula Bronicki, 

Team Leader Flinders Horizon Award

"One of the most essential ingredients for a great Awards night is the keynote speaker – and Kim was the highlight of the night. The moment Kim took to the stage, the audience of more than 350 were enthralled. Her story is unique and inspiring, and it was delivered with such genuine energy and presence. 

 Kim’s illustrious career, taking her all the way to NASA is incredible and should be heard. She has the ability to connect with people in a powerful way – I would highly recommend Kim, and would be honoured to have her speak at future events. "

- Peter Francis, 

Dantia CEO, Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards in 2019

The Beta version of the Kim Ellis Hayes Fan Page is now available for signup.  


This is where you will be able to visit to check out some of the cool resources which I have developed for kids (of all ages) & our team are putting together a cool store for those people who love space merch!

Take me to the Fan Page!