Ronald G. Mueller
Launch Services Mission Manager
Flight Projects Office
Launch Services Program
Kennedy Space Center
Ron Mueller is a mission manager for the Launch Services Program at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, Fla. He is responsible for managing integration and engineering of spacecraft launching on expendable launch vehicles.
In 1991, Mueller joined NASA at Kennedy Space Center in the Space Shuttle Program, where he served as a mechanical engineer preparing space shuttles and their payloads for launch. In 1996, he took a mechanical/propulsion engineering position in the Expendable Launch Vehicle directorate at Kennedy, where he continued system engineering on Pegasus, Delta, Atlas and Titan launch vehicles. He was selected to participate in NASA's Leadership Development Program in 1997 and returned to the Launch Services Program in 1998 as a mission manager.
Born and raised in Highland, Ill., Mueller is a 1986 graduate of St. Paul High School. He has earned associate degrees in engineering and arts from Belleville Area College in Belleville, Ill., and a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1990. Mueller, his wife and two children live on Merritt Island, Fla., where he enjoys coaching soccer and camping.