2019 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting


  • As Boeing’s first commercial test pilot astronaut, Christopher Ferguson will be among the first to fly to space aboard the CST-100 Starliner. He has led the development of the spacecraft’s mission systems and crew interfaces.

    Since 2011 he has worked with NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate; Johnson Space ...

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  • As vice president of the Build and Flight Reliability Team at SpaceX, Hans Koenigsmann leads the company’s quality engineering and process development teams; oversees the launch readiness process during launch campaigns; and assesses launch risks, identifying and resolving anomalies during integration and launch.

    He has more than 25 years ...

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  • Gordon R. England
    National Academy of Engineering
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  • Bob Crippen was the pilot of the first Space Shuttle flight in April 1981 and went on to command three other Space Shuttle missions. He has logged more than 565 hours in space and orbited the earth 374 times.

    During his 30 years in the United States Navy, he was an attack pilot aboard the USS Independence and then a test pilot instructor at ...

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  • Charles Bolden Jr. was NASA administrator from 2009 to 2017, overseeing the transition from the Space Shuttle system to a new era of exploration focused on the International Space Station (ISS) and aeronautics technology development. He is now president and CEO of the Bolden Consulting Group LLC.

    During his 34-year career with the Marine Corps, ...

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