Stephan Ord is currently the Project Manager for OMEGA. He is responsible for project execution, ensuring that the project scope, budget, schedule and personnel are managed to achieve the project goals and objectives. Prior to becoming the OMEGA Project Manager, Stephan was the Deputy Project Systems Engineer on an electric space propulsion flight demonstration project. He was responsible for developing mission requirements and traceability, NGOs (Needs, Goals, and Objectives), and developed the risk assessment matrix. He also was the Project Controls Manager for the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite project which recently found evidence of water ice on the Earth’s moon. He has been at NASA for 25 years and has held positions as a Deputy Branch Chief, Engineering Group Leader, Systems Engineer and Facility Engineer in the low and high-speed wind tunnel test facilities. He began his career at Ames as a student engineer in the Vertical Motion Simulator where aircraft, spacecraft, and rotorcraft pilots fly full-motion simulations. Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from SJSU and a Masters Certificate in Space Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.