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General Inquiry: Associate Director, Engineering Directorate
Phone: 281.483.8991

Mailing Address:
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Johnson Space Center
Mail Code: EA
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058

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About the Engineering Directorate

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    The Engineering Directorate at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) is responsible for providing engineering design, development, and test support for space flight programs assigned to JSC, such as the Space Shuttle, Space Station, and advanced spacecraft. The Directorate is also responsible for complete in-house design, development, manufacturing, and testing of certain government-furnished equipment (GFE), including crew support equipment and various flight experiments.

    The Directorate provides technical expertise to the program/project offices. Disciplines within the Engineering Directorate include guidance, navigation, and control; electrical power generation, storage, and distribution; all other avionic systems including data management, display and control, and instrumentation; telemetry and communications; structures and materials; thermal protection and thermal control; mechanical systems; propulsion, fluid management, and pyrotechnics; environmental control and life support; spacesuits and extravehicular activity (EVA) equipment; aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, and aeroelasticity; flight software; mission planning and analysis; robotics and advanced automation systems; and overall systems engineering and simulation.

    In addition, the Directorate maintains expertise in manufacturing and test facilities, and computational complexes.

    Steve Altemus, Director, Engineering Directorate

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