Assistant Chief Engineer
Game Changing Development Program
Space Technology Mission Directorate
David served as a Chief Engineer for the Shuttle Propulsion Systems Engineering and Integration during Return to Flight following the Columbia incident. He served as the integration lead for removing the protuberance air load ramps from the external tank–the largest outer mold line change in the Shuttle history.
David was the project manager (PM) for the Ares I-X avionics prime contract from procurement through the critical design review. David served as the PM and LSE for the Analytical Mechanics Associates Heavy Lift Vehicle Systems Analysis and Trade Study Broad Agency Announcement that supported NASA’s vehicle selection process for the Space Launch System Program. David leads Langley Research Center’s Engineering Design Studio that conducts mission and project formulation studies and technology assessment and technology roadmapping studies.