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Scott Colloredo
Chief Architect
Ground Systems Development and Operations Program


Scott Colloredo is the chief architect for Kennedy Space Center's Ground Systems Development and Operations Program (GSDO), and also the acting deputy director for the 21st Century Space Launch Complex (21CSLC) initiative. As architect, Colloredo is responsible for conceptual design of major Kennedy assets supporting the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion programs. In leading 21CSLC, he is responsible for ensuring that other NASA programs, potential commercial customers and DoD users are aligned with Kennedy's capabilities.

From 2003 to 2005, Colloredo led conceptual development for Orbital Space Plane ground systems. Colloredo most recently served as the chief architect for the Constellation Ground Operations Project and manager of the Architectures and Integration Office. In that role, Colloredo spearheaded concepts to support Constellation launch vehicles and spacecraft, which remained viable through transition to GSDO. An architect for the "clean pad" multiuse concept, he advocates for Kennedy launch sites to be flexible, evolvable and capable of supporting any future multiuse.

Colloredo began his career as a NASA co-op in 1986 in the Launch Accessories Branch of Kennedy's Engineering Development directorate, before becoming full time. During his first ten years, he worked as a design engineer, systems engineer and lead designer for ground support equipment supporting Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) programs. He also led the concept development of station processing concepts that evolved, as ISS assembly needs changed.

As a project manager, Colloredo led the development of dozens of ISS ground support equipment items that provided access, handling, servicing and simulation capabilities to assemble and process ISS elements. Colloredo also managed several institutional projects for Kennedy, including the Labs Consolidation project and Launch Equipment Test Facility. As a contracting officer's technical representative, he worked to establish Kennedy's first indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts for ground support equipment fabrication, which is a lean approach of awarding government contracts that remains in use today.

NASA has rewarded Colloredo's service with several distinguished awards, including the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, Kennedy's Certificate of Commendation, and several Kennedy Group Achievement Awards.

Colloredo graduated from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tenn., and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1989. In 1994, he earned a Master of Science in engineering management from the University of Central Florida.

Colloredo currently resides in Cocoa Beach with his wife Lisa, who also works for NASA at Kennedy, and their two children.

March 2012

Biographies - Current Employees