AAE Colloquium: Mark Geyer

Event Date: March 12, 2014
Hosted By: School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: ARMS 1109

Progress on Orion and NASA Exploration Plans

Mark Geyer
Orion Program Manager
NASA

Abstract
Progress on Orion and NASA exploration plans Orion is a key piece of NASA's new exploration strategy and its first launch is in the fall of this year. I'll discuss the overall NASA vision for exploration including the other key elements, Space Launch System and the KSC launch site. I'll talk about key design trades made for Orion and show extensive test results and hardware production photos. I'll also describe the political and budget environment that NASA programs must deal with these days.


Bio
Mark S. Geyer is an Indiana native, who received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University in 1982. He also performed his graduate studies at Purdue University, earning a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 1983.
Mr. Geyer’s professional experience includes: Manager of the Russian Elements Team International Space Station, 1997-2000; Manager at the International Space Station Program Integration Office, 2000-2004; Manager of the System Engineering and Integration for the Development Program Division of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., 2005; and Deputy Program Manager of the Constellation Program, 2005-2007. Since 2007, Mr. Geyer has been with NASA as the Program Manager at the Orion Program Office, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management, development, and integration of Orion system crewed exploration system.
Throughout Mr. Geyer’s career he has received multiple awards, showcasing his excelled skill and work ethic. He has been honored with the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 2000, the Space Flight Awareness Leadership Award in 2003, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2005, the NASA Meritorious Executive Rank Award in 2006, the NASA Distinguished Executive Rank Award in 2011, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal 2012, and was a nominee for the Federal Engineer of The Year Award 2012..

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