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David E. Bartine
Director
Applied Technology Directorate

Dr. David E. Bartine was named director of the Applied Technology Directorate at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., in November 2005. The mission of the Applied Technology Directorate is to provide the required new technologies for KSC and other NASA programs, especially Exploration.

In the summer of 2005, he led a study on Nuclear Fission Surface Power Systems to meet NASA Exploration requirements for power on lunar missions.

He had been the KSC chief technologist and associate director for the Spaceport Technology Development Office, Spaceport Engineering and Technology Directorate, since October 2001, and was responsible for technical oversight/counseling on all KSC technology development activities and provided long-term technology vision from a center perspective, evaluating new technologies and suggesting new technical areas for KSC's involvement.

Previously, Bartine served as senior technical advisor to NASA's Johnson Space Center Office of Advanced Development where he participated in the collection and documentation of NASA's Human Exploration and Development of Space Technology needs, and helped to establish joint technology development efforts.

He served at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1969-1994, holding positions as the associate director for the Engineering Technologies Division; liaison to NASA's Office of Exploration for the Department of Energy; member of the Synthesis Group for Space Exploration under Tom Stafford; and program director for the Strategic Defense Initiative Program (Star Wars – SDI) for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

In his technical career at Oak Ridge, Bartine analyzed radiation shielding requirements for the Skylab mission, and worked extensively in radiation protection and shielding and nuclear reactor design for advanced reactors, including liquid metal and gas cooled systems for both terrestrial and space applications.

Bartine has an extensive educational background: Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, M.S. degree in Science Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania, and B.S. degree in Chemistry from the Eastern Baptist College. He has written 13 technical journal articles and over 66 reports and publications.

He and his wife Judy now reside in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and have four children (David, Ben, Becky, and Mac) and five grandsons (Jonn, Alex, Reiley, Luke, and Scott).

December 2005

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