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While Joe Biden is a familiar figure in politics, after decades in the Senate and eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president, his views on space, and his plans for NASA, are far less clear. SpaceNews
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With regard to space and its importance to national security, analysts and industry insiders believe the incoming Biden administration will largely stay the course. SpaceNews
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     Date Submitted:03-08-2011
     Last Modified:03-10-2011 (12:42)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpaceflight operations, guidance, flight control, propulsion, avionics, trajectories, GNC, flight software. Fluid Dynamics, Launch, orbit, re-entry trajectories, navigation, simulator, instruction, design requirements, MATLAB.
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    ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

    United Space Alliance, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas 
    Senior Space Shuttle Instructor / Engineer (February 2007 – April 2011); Intern (June 2006 – August 2006)
    Recipient of Performance Award for Outstanding Leadership in Astronaut Flight Instruction
    * Instructed astronauts and flight controllers in Space Shuttle flight operations, propulsion, guidance and flight control, GNC, systems knowledge, software, avionics, trajectories, and manual flight techniques.
    * One of only two non-astronaut personnel ever certified to fly the Space Shuttle as Pilot during launch and entry simulations.
    * Trained astronauts and controllers using classroom briefings, one-on-one sessions, and Shuttle simulators.
    * Investigated simulated failure scenarios using recorded Shuttle systems data, environmental data, instructor notes and cockpit voice communication to determine underlying cause of catastrophic failures and accidents during simulations.
    * Acted as Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) in high-pressure and fast-paced situations.
    * Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Space Shuttle entry through landing guidance functions.
    * Worked in teams to develop failure scenarios for shuttle simulations, and authored “failure scripts” to note crew responses, technical knowledge, and communication skills.
    * Trained astronauts regarding: Launch Trajectories; Abort Modes and Abort Trajectories; Orbital Mechanics; and Entry Trajectories.
    * Monitored real-time shuttle vehicle data from Mission Control as a liaison between flight controllers and engineers: relayed information on real-time failures and ensured that the data was properly communicated. 
     
    Constellation Program Technical & Training Support
    * Evaluated hardware and software requirements for Constellation propulsion systems for Orion Main Engine, Service Module Reaction Control System, Service Module Propellant System, and Command Module Reaction Control System.
    * Liaison for crew training to Lockheed Martin Subsystem Design Review and Preliminary Design Review for Propulsion.
    * Evaluated: Failure Mode & Effects Analysis documents for propulsion systems and determined failures resulting in Loss of Mission/Loss of Crew; Go/No-Go mission criteria for Orion capsule.
    * Assisted on a team that authored and edited design requirements for Constellation Training Facility Simulator, including; Orion on-board software emulation modeling, software interface modeling, Instructor-Simulator interface console requirements, and crew-required simulator fidelity requirements.
     
    Project Lead – Propulsion Team for Constellation Program Technical Instruction
    * Lead a team of seven instructors to coordinate the first training materials for the propulsion systems, developed for astronauts, instructors, flight controllers, and flight directors.
                
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    Teaching Assistant (August 2005 – December 2006)
    * Taught undergraduate and graduate students in Thermodynamics and Compressible Fluid Flow.
     
    Centroid Inc., Plainview, New York 
    Electrical Engineering Aide/Information Systems Technician (Summers of 2001, 2002, 2003)
    * Built test fixtures from electrical schematics and tested hundreds of electronic units for defects.
    * Developed engineering drawings using AutoCAD for the machining of designed electronic units.
    * Interviewed and hired for company-wide IT upgrade; repaired and maintained company computers.
     
    EDUCATION
     
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, G.P.A. 3.8, December 2006.
     
    University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics/Space Systems, G.P.A. 3.15, May 2005.
     
    SKILLS 
    * Real-time spacecraft operations, monitoring and commanding. 
    * Piloting of air and space vehicles through launch, orbit, rendezvous, and re-entry operations.
    * Critical problem-solving skills and effective teamwork and communication during high-pressure operations.
    * Instruction of technical information to a wide variety of audiences.
    * MATLAB, AutoCAD, and Excel programming.
    * Private Pilot’s License
     
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