Former Mission Manager
Launch Services Program
David Breedlove Jr. was a mission manager in the Launch Services Program at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In this capacity, he received information from the mission director on issues pertaining to overall payload health, status of operational networks and progress of payload anomaly resolution and provided information to the mission director on issues pertaining to the progress of countdown operations. He gave a "Go/No-Go" status to the NASA launch manager.
Breedlove came to work at Kennedy Space Center in 1980 as an electrical systems engineer for the Space Shuttle Program. After working the first two Space Shuttle launches, he transferred to the then Expendable Launch Vehicle Division at Kennedy. He now serves as the project manager and primary interface for the Kennedy Space Center Launch Services Program to NASA Spacecraft Programs/Projects and to the launch service providers for a variety of missions.
Breedlove was born in New Orleans, La. At the age of nine, he moved with his family to Huntsville, Ala., after his father started working on the Apollo/Saturn V program, and then to Merritt Island, Fla. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Florida in 1980.
Breedlove died April 2, 2010.
April 2010Biographies - Current Employees