Biography of Rex Engelhardt
Launch Services Program
Rex Engelhardt is a Launch Services Program mission manager (MM) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. His job is to lead Mission Integration Teams (MIT) which are responsible for managing all integration and launch vehicle engineering aspects related to his assigned missions.
Engelhardt was born in Las Cruces, N.M., but spent most of his childhood in Oregon. He moved to Florida in January 1983 for his first assignment in the Air Force at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. He left the Air Force in 1989 and joined NASA about two months later.
Engelhardt is a graduate of Cascade High School in Turner, Ore. He graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1982. He then received his M.S. in engineering management from the University of Central Florida in 1996.
Since joining NASA in 1989, Engelhardt has worked as a site manager for the space shuttle mobile launch platforms, a shuttle payload integration leader, a shuttle payload operations manager, a launch site support manager, and then acted as the first KSC liaison to Goddard Space Flight Center which was also treated as a Project Management Development Program assignment. Currently, he is a mission manager in the Launch Services Program.
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