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Biography of Julius "J." Edelmann
Julius "J." Edelmann
Spaceport Planning Office

Julius "J." Edelmann is the manager of the Spaceport Planning Office in the Center Planning and Development Office at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He provides strategic leadership and management integration of the center's master planning efforts to enable Kennedy as a multiuser spaceport supporting both government and commercial launch providers and their customers. He also is responsible for the oversight of the center's master planning efforts to provide good stewardship of the center's assets, as it seeks to redefine its role to meet the needs of an emerging commercial market and to maintain a viable infrastructure to support the nation's government space programs.

Prior to this assignment, Edelmann was senior program engineer in the Space Shuttle Program office in the Space Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.

Before relocating to Washington, D.C., in 2008, Edelmann was working in the Kennedy Shuttle Business Office in the areas of Transition and Retirement and was the launch site equipment technical resource manager.

Edelmann started his career at Kennedy as a shuttle systems engineer for the shuttle processing contractor in 1989 and supported many launches as a firing room console operator for both flight and critical ground systems.

Born in New Orleans, La., Edelmann graduated from Pascack Valley Regional High School in Hillsdale, N.J., and was awarded a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in computer engineering in 1988 and 2000, respectively, from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla.

Edelmann, his wife Shannon, and daughters Sabrina and Jessica live in Mims, Fla.

February 2012

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