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Jack J. Fox
Chief, Surface Systems Office
Engineering and Technology

Jack J. Fox is chief of the Surface Systems Office in the Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The office conducts science, research and technology development of surface systems for planetary bodies, their moons and near-Earth objects. Specialty areas include soil mechanics, regolith excavation and transport, landing pads and berms, rocket exhaust plume modeling, in situ resource utilization processes, environmental remediation, electrostatic charge mitigation, dust mitigation, air and water revitalization, and food production systems.

Fox began his career with NASA in 1983 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Ohio State University. He later received a Master of Science in engineering management from the University of Central Florida. His experiences include serving as flight systems engineer for space shuttle orbiter and solid rocket booster auxiliary power unit and hydraulics subsystems, space shuttle orbiter and payloads project engineer and project manager, Technology Projects Office chief, deputy director of External Relations, Constellation Program facilities manager at NASA Headquarters, and Business Office chief for the Engineering and Technology Directorate. He is also a member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and the NASA Speakers Bureau.

Fox has received numerous honors including several "On The Spot" Awards, Group Achievement Awards, Center Director's "Gold Dollar," Space Flight Awareness Award, Astronauts' Office "Silver Snoopy" Award, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal.

Fox resides in Orlando, Fla., with his wife, Rebecka, and their daughters, Samantha and Erin.

May 2012

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