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Henry A. Rotter, Jr. - NASA Technical Fellow

[image-62]Mr. Rotter began his career with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in July 1963, where he served as a mechanical and stress engineer for the Flight Acceleration Branch/Crew Systems Division manned centrifuge, drop tower, and vacuum chambers and served as test director for these facilities.  In 1967, he moved to Apollo Environmental Control System as a subsystem engineer for the Apollo Command & Service Module missions thru the Apollo Soyuz Test Program mission.  In 1975, he moved to the Shuttle Orbiter Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) engineering group and served as multiple ECLSS subsystems manager covering all four ECLSS subsystems.  During this time he became the Project Manager and the NASA Point of Contact for the design, integration with SpaceHab, and implementation for the two Orbiter Tunnel Adapters.

In 1988 he became the Orbiter ECLSS Engineering Work Package Manager and Division Chief Engineer for all ECLSS, Crew Equipment, Crew Escape System, and ECLSS mission and payload integration (payload accommodations).  He was the JSC Engineering Team Lead for the Extended Duration Orbiter designs for 16, 28, and 90-day Orbiter studies and for Orbiter Manned Tending Station Study, Orbiter Docking System/External Airlock, the Mir Phase 1 Program, Orbiter ISS MPLM cooling, and middeck payload locker air cooling systems.  He served as the Mir Phase 1 NASA Team Lead and the NASA Point of Contact for the Mir Spectra leak location.

In 2002, Mr. Rotter became the Crew and Thermal Systems Division Engineering Manager for life support and active thermal systems for the Space Launch Initiative Program and the Orbital Space Plane Team.  In November 2003, Mr. Rotter was selected as an initial member of NESC as the NASA Technical Fellow for ECLSS and Active Thermal Systems.

Mr. Rotter has a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A & M University.

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