NASA FISO Presentation: NASA Collaboration with SpaceX's Red Dragon Mission.
Now available is the September 21, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speakers was Philip McAlister (NASA HQ) who discussed "NASA Collaboration with SpaceX's Red Dragon Mission".
Philip McAlister is director of the Commercial Spaceflight Division at NASA Headquarters where he oversees the management of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. This program is re- establishing U.S. human access to space since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011. In a new and innovative strategy, NASA is transitioning to becoming a consumer of commercially available transportation to the International Space Station, where the responsibility for owning and operating the spacecraft is shifted to private industry. Mr. McAlister also oversees NASA's support to the SpaceX Red Dragon mission designed to land an unmanned spacecraft on Mars as soon as 2018. In 2010, he earned NASA's Exceptional Service Medal. Mr. McAlister holds a Master of Business Administration from Averett University, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences from the University of Maryland.
Listen to podcast of "NASA Collaboration with SpaceX's Red Dragon Mission" telecon: