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Bradley T. Jones
Partner Integration Office Deputy Chief
NASA's Commercial Crew Program

 

Bradley T. Jones is the deputy chief of the Commercial Crew Program’s (CCP) Partner Integration Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. CCP is leading the nation's effort of facilitating commercial vehicle development and certification to enable the safe transportation of NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations.

In his current position, Jones is responsible for the coordination of all commercial partner activities for the funded and unfunded Space Act Agreements under Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2). Coordination includes ensuring the consistent treatment of all partners and the successful execution of partner milestones.

Jones joined NASA in 2005 and has held many positions at Johnson, including payload safety engineer and executive officer for the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Payload Safety Review Panel.

Next, he went to work for NASA’s Constellation Program as an operations integration lead for the Altair Lunar Lander Project Office. He also served as chair of the Altair Conceptual Design Contract (ACDC) and Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) source boards. Prior to joining CCP, he was the Systems Engineering and Integration safety lead for NASA’s Constellation Program.

In 2010, the agency began to look to its commercial partners to send astronaut crews to low Earth orbit and the space station and formed the Space Transportation Planning Office. This planning effort transitioned into the Commercial Crew Program in 2011. As a result, Jones was appointed deputy chief of CCDev2 acquisition activities.

Jones graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1999. He later went on to obtain a Master of Engineering in systems engineering and management from Cornell University in 2002 and Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 2009.

May 2012

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