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John Calvert
Mission Manager
Launch Services Program

John Calvert is a mission integration manager for the Launch Services Program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Calvert and the Mission Integration Team manage launch services integration and launch vehicle engineering.

Calvert was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but grew up in Clearwater, Fla., where he graduated from Countryside High School in 1987. Calvert earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., in 1992. While attending USF, Calvert joined the NASA team at Kennedy as a cooperative education student. Calvert went on to receive a master's degree in engineering management from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla., in 1996.

Prior to joining the Launch Services Program in 1999, Calvert was assigned to the Joint Performance Management Office and served as a mechanical systems engineer, responsible for facility systems in the areas of heating, ventilating and air conditioning, as well as fire suppression, water distribution and wastewater treatment.

Calvert lives in Merritt Island, Fla., with his son Timothy. When he's not working on launch vehicles, Calvert enjoys golfing, fishing and playing poker.

August 2008

Biographies - Current Employees