Candy Torres Speaker & Booking Information

From Harlem to Space
Candy Torres Agent
Travel Location Icon
Travel Location
Houston, TX, USA
Book Candy Torres For

Corporate Appearances, Speaking Engagements, Autograph Signings, Endorsements, VIP Meet & Greets, Store Grand Openings

Book Candy Torres for a Speaking Engagement

Businesses, Non-profit organizations, event planners and companies across the country have worked closely with our booking agents to hire Candy Torres for a speaking engagements, guest appearances, product endorsements and corporate events. Many of those same clients have continued to turn to our speakers bureau as we can easily align Candy Torres’s availability with their upcoming seminar, gala, annual conference, corporate function, and grand opening. Our close relationship with Candy Torres’s booking agent and management team further enables us to provide inquiring clients with Candy Torres’s speaking fee and appearance cost.

If your goal is to hire Candy Torres to be your next keynote speaker or to be the next brand ambassador our celebrity speakers bureau can assist. If Candy Torres’s booking fee is outside your companies budget or your unable to align with his appearance availability, our booking agents can provide you a list of talent that aligns with your event theme, budget and event date.

I am an explorer and storyteller. Throughout history, there were many explorers who share my surname including on Columbus voyages. Through genealogical research, I have traced my families back for several generations in Puerto Rico. My parents were born on the Enchanted Island and grew up in Harlem during the Great Depression. By coincidence, they both lost their fathers when they were young. Their mothers had to figure out how to keep their families together during those rough economic times. I grew up on the stories of my parents struggles.

My parents worked hard to give their children a better life. Education was important. They moved from inner city to housing project into a house in South River, New Jersey. It was a small town with open spaces I loved to explore. It also had excellent public school teachers who provided me with a solid foundation for my future in science, sports, history, literature, and geography. I wanted to be an astronaut so I joined Civil Air Patrol as a teenager. I learned how to fly an airplane -- Piper Cub -- before I learned to drive a car.

I attended Douglass College at Rutgers University where I took advantage of the Individual Major option to combine any course related to space science. During my Astronomy class, I introduced myself to the professor who 3 years later helped me get a job at Princeton Universitys Astrophysics Department. The day after graduating from college I was hired to work on a satellite project -- OAO-3C. I was in the space industry and interacted with major figures in astrophysics. Dr. Lyman Spitzer was the Chairman and later became known as the Father of the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Ed Weiler was also part of our team so for 30 years I could spot him on television during major planetary expeditions.

While working at the university, I earned my pilots license at Princeton Airport. It was thrilling to be in control of a machine that gave me a beautiful aerial view of my daily landscape. I also drove to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina a few times to take hang gliding lessons. Just inches above the ground gave me an incredible feeling of flight reminiscent of Superman. Since then I have flown in a hot air balloon, a Breezy, a blimp, and a World War II bomber as well as indoor skydiving.

I witnessed two space shuttle launches before I moved to Houston to work at the NASA-Johnson Space Center to develop software for the space shuttle flight controllers. I was part of the team to shift the Mission Control Center (MCC) from paper to computers. I saw astronauts from every U.S. space program. Later, I was responsible for uplinking documentation from the MCC to International Space Station astronauts and cosmonauts. Although I never became an astronaut, I was an active participant in space history.

Read More About Candy Torres

Let our team of booking agents help create a memorable experience with hiring Candy Torres for your store grand opening, golf outing, trade show booth or corporate outing.

NOPACTalent acts as a Celebrity Speakers Bureau and Athlete Booking agency for corporate functions, appearances, private events and speaking engagements. NOPACTalent does not claim or represent itself as Candy Torres’s speakers bureau, agent, manager or management company for Candy Torres or any celebrity on this website. NOPACTalent represents organizations seeking to hire motivational speakers, athletes, celebrities and entertainers for private corporate events, celebrity endorsements, personal appearances, and speaking engagements.

Inquire About Fees calendar-icon banner shadow triangle

Have our booking experts help find you the best speaker for your event.