James Moore holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, and an M.S.E. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Purdue with a specialization in Astrodynamics and Space Applications. Jim is a full-time practicing engineer with Jacobs Technology at the NASA Johnson Space Center. His professional experience includes ten years as a Space Shuttle flight controller and entry trajectory designer. He is currently working on the parachute systems that will be used on NASA's next human spacecraft.