NASA has named Patrick Scheuermann as the deputy director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center. Stennis, located in southwest Mississippi, is NASA's primary testing ground for rocket engines and propulsion systems.
The promotion of Scheuermann, the center's associate director since August 2006, became effective Dec. 21.
"Patrick has done an outstanding job as associate director, and I look forward to working along side him as our new deputy director," Stennis Space Center Director Gene Goldman said. "He is certainly a valuable asset to our team."
Scheuermann served as chief operating officer of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans from August 2005 until he departed for Stennis. He served as deputy director of center operations at Stennis prior to his move to Michoud.
"It is an honor to be a part of the great team at Stennis," Scheuermann said. "We have a lot of exciting work ahead of us as NASA transitions from the Space Shuttle Program to the Constellation Program. The path to send astronauts back to the moon leads directly through Stennis Space Center. I'm ready to meet these challenges head on in my new role."
Scheuermann brings a wealth of experience to his new job. He joined NASA in 1988 as a propulsion test engineer at Stennis, and led many test projects during his tenure.
Prior to joining NASA, Scheuermann was a space shuttle main engine test conductor at Stennis with the Boeing Company, Rocketdyne Division.
A New Orleans native, Scheuermann received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1986 from the University of New Orleans.
For information about Stennis Space Center, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/.
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