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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  • Selected to the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1996, Dr. Magnus flew in space on the STS-112 shuttle mission in 2002 and on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011. She also flew to the International Space Station on STS-126 in 2008, served as flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 18, and returned home on STS-119 after 4½ months on ...

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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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  • 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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  • John L. Anderson
    National Academy of Engineering

    John L. Anderson is president of the National Academy of Engineering since July 1, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in 1967 and PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1971, both in chemical engineering. He was most recently Distinguished Professor ...

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