Mars Society is pleased to announce that Dr. James Reuther, Deputy Associate
Administrator of Programs for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, will
address the 16th Annual International Mars Society Convention at the
University of Colorado at Boulder, August 15-18, 2013. Dr. Reuther will provide an overview of the
Mission Directorate’s work and discuss NASA technology investments that would
enable a human mission to the Red Planet.
joining NASA’s Mission Directorate, Dr. Reuther held the position of deputy
director of the Space Technology Program within the Office of the Chief Technologist. Prior to that, Dr. Reuther served as the Lead of the Test and Verification (T&V) Office for the Orion spacecraft development.After
graduating from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelors, Masters,
and Ph.D. in mechanical and aeronautical engineering, Dr. Reuther performed
foundational research in Aerodynamic Shape Optimization. Next, he served as the
computation aero-thermal sub-team lead for the Columbia Accident Investigation
Board (CAIB) and NASA’s Return to Flight (RTF) efforts under the Space Shuttle
Program. He earned the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and the NASA Silver
Snoopy Award for his leadership and technical achievements supporting the Space
Shuttle CAIB and RTF activities.
Reuther also ...