Ares I-X Management Bios
 
Robert Ess Robert H. Ess, Ares I-X Mission Manager
Robert H. Ess is the manager of the Ares I-X Mission and is currently located at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Named to the position in June 2007, Mr. Ess is responsible for overall project management and direction of the Ares I-X development flight test through the Ares I-X Mission Management Office. Biography

Stephan Davis Stephan Davis, Deputy Manager, Ares I-X
Stephan "Steve" Davis was named Deputy Manager of the Ares I-X Mission Management Office in 2006. In this role, Mr. Davis supports every aspect of managing the mission. In addition, Mr. Davis has special oversight responsibilities for the design, development and integration of the test flight vehicle’s first stage, avionics, and roll control systems at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Biography

Jon Cowart Jon N. Cowart, Deputy Mission Manager, Ares I-X
In December 2008, Jon Cowart was chosen deputy mission manager for Ares I-X. As part of the Mission Management Office, he is responsible for the entire Ares I-X flight test mission. Biography


R. Marshall Smith R. Marshall Smith, Chief of Systems Engineering and Integration Office, Ares I-X
R. Marshall Smith is the chief of the System Engineering and Integration Office for the Ares I-X mission and is currently located at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Named to the position in June 2007, Mr. Smith is responsible for mission requirements verification and system level verification of all integrated design components of the Ares I-X mission. Biography

Bruce Askins Bruce Askins, Project Integration Manager, Ares I-X
Bruce Askins was named the Project Integration Manager for the Ares I-X test flight project in 2008. With this assignment, Mr. Askins assists in the overall management and development of the Ares I-X mission. Biography