Dedicated integration engineering professional during Apollo and Space Shuttle manned space flight launch operations, having a wealth of experience in Test Integration and Design Integration. Currently a Docent at the Kennedy Space Center.
Aerospace Engineering Training and Development
KSC Test Director Instructional Systems
Test Procedure Development Investigations
Test Plans Strategic Thinking
Test Procedure Performance Detail Oriented
Complex System Assemblies Aerospace Industry Knowledge
Gases/Fluids Testing Communication Skills
Complex Problem Solving
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
August 2012 to present
Volunteer as a resident expert on the Apollo and Space Shuttle vehicles in the Apollo Saturn Five Center and Space Shuttle Atlantis displays at the KSC Visitors Complex.
QinetiQ North America
Kennedy Space Center
May 2009 to April 2012
Member of the NASA team responsible for evaluating and certifying the Space X Falcon 9 launch vehicle for NASA payload launch operations.
First and only contractor to be certified as a NASA Test Director
Multi system Integration Engineer for system design, testing, trouble shooting and launch operations
United Space Alliance
Kennedy Space Center
March 1998 to February 2009
This company was formed specifically to perform manned space flight operations with NASA’s space shuttle fleet.
Senior Engineering Specialist/Launch Operations Integration Engineer
Responsible for numerous management functions as well as performing duties in the launch
Control Center at the integration console as a Test Project Engineer (TPE).
Space Shuttle integrated testing, checkout, servicing and launch operations.
Configuration of the vehicle systems as required for daily testing, trouble shooting and launch operations
Engineering team lead for Space Shuttle post landing operations at primary, secondary and emergency landing sites.
Technical lead of the test team during Space Shuttle test operations as well as integrating multi system vehicle test procedure development and modifications.
Test Project Engineer working closely with the NASA Astronauts Corps on a daily basis as part of Space Shuttle test and check out procedures.
Manned the launch control center integration console for over 100 Space Shuttle launch campaigns.
Lockheed Space Operations
Kennedy Space Center
February 1984 to March 1998
Manager of Test Project Engineering
Integration engineer reporting directly to Lockheed and NASA Chief Engineers
Integrating and leading the test team in the presentation of the pre-launch Space Shuttle systems review to the Astronaut flight crew
Integration Engineer representing the Chief Engineer on all multi-center reviews of the Space Shuttle system test requirements and launch commit criteria requirements.
Responsible for keeping the Chief Engineer and systems managers informed as to current vehicle trouble shooting and test status.
Worked directly with Astronaut flight crews to develop special mission unique test procedures.
Received Astronaut’s Silver Snoopy Award.
Kennedy Space Center and Downey California
August 1970 to February 1984
Test Project Engineer
Apollo Saturn Five launch vehicle second stage structures, and Purge Vent & Drain systems engineer and Apollo Space craft Environmental Control Systems engineer at the Kennedy Space Center. After the Apollo program ended, I was assigned to support the Space Shuttle Design Integration group in Downey, California for 4 years. Reassigned to KSC for the Space Shuttle launch operations as a Propulsion Systems Engineer in 1977.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
August 1965 to June 1970
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