Chief, Flight Projects Office
Launch Services Program
Albert Sierra is the chief of the Flight Projects Office for the Launch Services Program (LSP) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Serving in this position since 2008, Sierra interfaces with various NASA centers, programs and projects that require expendable launch vehicle services and manages a team of a dozen mission managers supporting over 35 missions in various lifecycle phases.
Sierra previously held various positions within LSP as Mechanical and Propulsion Branch chief, mission manger, integration engineer, and mechanical and propulsion engineer.
Sierra started his career with NASA in 1990 as a mechanical engineer for the Space Shuttle Program, with responsibility for various mechanical systems on the space shuttle orbiter. In 1996, his career path transitioned to expendable launch vehicles, and he has worked in this field since then.
Sierra had the opportunity to work for a year at NASA Headquarters in the Space Operations Mission Directorate and the Science Mission Directorate, further expanding his knowledge of space science missions, space policy, federal budget processes and NASA program directives.
Sierra graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and obtained a Master of Science in management in 1994 from the Florida Institute of Technology.
January 2013Biographies - Current Employees