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NASA FISO Presentation: NASA’s Space Launch System: Powering the Journey to Mars

By Marc Boucher
August 16, 2016
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NASA FISO Presentation: NASA’s Space Launch System: Powering the Journey to Mars
NASA FISO Presentation: NASA's Space Launch System: Powering the Journey to Mars.
NASA/Aerojet Rocketdyne/Boeing/Orbital ATK

Now available is the August 3, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speakers were Chris Sanders (AeroJet Rocketdyne), Mike Fuller (Orbital ATK), and Bob DaLee (Boeing), who discussed “NASA’s Space Launch System: Powering the Journey to Mars.”
Chris Sanders is a 32 year propulsion veteran developing and flying large liquid rocket propulsion systems supporting the NASA Space Shuttle Main Engine and Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle programs. In his current position, Chris is serving as Director, Strategy & Business Development, Advanced Space & Launch Programs, for Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR). Located in Huntsville Alabama, Chris has responsibility for leading the company’s efforts developing future business opportunities across NASA’s exploration programs working directly with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA Headquarters. Chris earned a bachelor of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Auburn.

Bob DaLee is the Global Sales & Marketing Senior Manager for Boeing’s Exploration Launch Systems program element within the Space Exploration Division. He is responsible for Space Launch System strategy development, research and development activities, long range business planning, marketing, and new business capture. In this role, he is helping to shape the future of human space exploration through capabilities and systems development in support of NASA. During his 33 years with Boeing, he has held positions of increasing levels of responsibility in all aspects of engineering and program management, including Spacelab Thermal/Fluids design analysis, International Space Station (ISS) Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) design analysis and IRIDIUM satellite constellation ground control system. A graduate of the University of Alabama, DaLee holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society.

Mike Fuller has been with Orbital ATK for 11 years. He is currently working in Business Development and is responsible for NASA programs. Mike’s responsibilities include NASA’s Space Launch System booster, NASA Evolvable Mars Campaign along with Deep Space Habitats, and other SLS-related activities. Preceding working in Business Development, Mike spent seven years in Research and Development working thermal protection and ultra-high temperature materials before becoming the thermal protection systems lead for Ares I First Stage. Prior to coming to Orbital ATK, Mike spent 10 years with a small materials development company working on ceramic metal composite materials. Mike received a bachelor’s degree in Ceramic Engineering and a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Ohio State University.

Listen to podcast of “NASA’s Space Launch System: Powering the Journey to Mars” telecon:

Download the MP3 File.
Download the presentation (PDF).

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