Press Release

Capt. Robert Curbeam (USN Ret.) Appointed Vice President and Manager of Houston Operations

By SpaceRef Editor
December 20, 2007
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Houston, TX–ARES Corporation announced today that Robert Curbeam (USN Ret.) joined ARES as Vice President and Manager of Houston Operations, effective December 3.

Curbeam, formerly Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations at Johnson Space Center, has 23 years of military experience, 13 of which were spent as an astronaut at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The veteran of three spaceflights and seven spacewalks, Capt. Curbeam was the first astronaut to perform four spacewalks in a single Shuttle mission. In addition to his spaceflight experience, he has extensive aerospace experience, having served as Payloads Group Lead, Astronaut Office Safety Branch Chief, Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety and Mission Assurance at NASA Headquarters, and Director of Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance for the Constellation Program.

“Bob’s proven ability to manage complex aerospace systems and teams will strengthen our ability to support the Vision for Space Exploration,” said William Vantine, President of the Risk and Technology Solutions Division.

ARES Corporation provides risk management, project management, software and information technology, systems engineering and engineering products and services to government agencies (DoE, DOD, NASA), government contractors, Aerospace, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES Corporation has numerous offices across the United States, Canada and South America.

SpaceRef staff editor.