Press Release

Keegan Resigns as NASA’s Chief Engineer

By SpaceRef Editor
March 8, 2002
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W. Brian Keegan has announced his resignation as NASA’s Chief Engineer,
effective April 3, ending a 36-year career with the agency.

As Chief Engineer, a position he’s held since February 2000, Keegan is
responsible for overall review of the technical readiness and execution
of all agency programs. The Chief Engineer also provides NASA-wide
guidance on engineering policies, standards and practices.

“It has been a pleasure,” Keegan said in announcing his retirement. “I
will miss the frequent interaction I had with each of you as we worked
together to make something positive happen.”

Keegan first joined NASA in 1966 as a structural engineer at Goddard. In
1986, he was selected as the Deputy Director of Flight Assurance at
Goddard. In 1994, Keegan was appointed the deputy Director of
Engineering. He served as Goddard’s Director of Applied Engineering and
Technology from 1997 until his appointment as Chief Engineer in 2000.

Keegan has no immediate plans, though he said he’s looking forward to a
three-week vacation in France with his wife.

SpaceRef staff editor.