Press Release

Allen Flynt Named NASA Ames Research Center Deputy Center Director

By SpaceRef Editor
May 30, 2003
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G. Allen Flynt was today named deputy director at NASA’s
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., effective Aug.
3. Flynt comes to Ames from the NASA Johnson Space Center
(JSC) in Houston where he served as manager of the Extra-
Vehicular Activity (EVA) Project Office.

As Manager of JSC’s EVA Project Office, Flynt developed
hardware, integration standards, capabilities, services,
techniques, templates, and other information necessary to
provide spacewalking services to the Space Shuttle and
International Space Station programs. More recently, Flynt
was among the senior NASA officials tasked to help direct
debris recovery efforts for the Space Shuttle Columbia in
Lufkin, Texas.

“Allen’s leadership was vital in the unprecedented
cooperation we witnessed between federal, state, and local
organizations during the Columbia recovery effort,” said NASA
Administrator Sean O’Keefe, “His management and technology
integration experience will be invaluable to our colleagues
at Ames.”

“Allen brings a wealth of experience from the human space
flight community at NASA,” added Dr. Jeremiah F. Creedon,
Associate Administrator for the Office of Aerospace
Technology at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “He’s clearly
demonstrated a capacity to conquer management challenges.
Scott Hubbard knows he’s fortunate to have a proven leader on
his Ames management team.”

Flynt began his NASA career in 1986 as an analyst in the
National Space Transportation System program control office
at JSC. He next worked as an analyst in the Orbiter Project
Office before moving on to serve in the Space Shuttle program
control arena. He managed the extra-vehicular activity
mobility unit project from 1992 until 1995 and has held
various leadership and management roles in the International
Space Station Program and EVA Project offices.

“I am delighted to have Allen join us as part of the senior
management team at NASA Ames,” said Ames Center Director G.
Scott Hubbard. “This appointment and Allen’s expertise and
perspective provide us with a tremendous opportunity to
develop a closer working relationship between the human space
flight and research and technology worlds.”

“I am honored and excited by this opportunity to take on this
important new leadership assignment at a premier NASA
research facility such as Ames,” said Flynt. “I am very
optimistic that this will open up new avenues for
collaboration, partnership and technology infusion into NASA

Flynt holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering
from Texas A&M University, College Station, and has been
honored with numerous awards. Those awards include the NASA
Exceptional Achievement medal, the Victor Prather award,
outstanding and superior performance awards, and the “Silver
Snoopy,” which is presented by the astronaut corps for
outstanding service.

SpaceRef staff editor.