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Biography of David Sollberger

David Sollberger
Deputy Chief Engineer
Launch Services Program

David Sollberger is the deputy chief engineer for the Launch Services Program at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Sollberger has worked on expendable launch vehicles for NASA since 1995. He started as an avionics engineer and then moved on to positions as an integration engineer and vehicle systems engineer for the Pegasus-XL launch vehicle. Other positions held by Sollberger include Delta-III vehicle system engineer and Launch Services Program chief systems engineer on Orbital Space Plane. In 2004-2006, Sollberger lead a multi-disciplined engineering team to certify the Atlas-V 400 and 500 series launch vehicles for NASA missions.

Prior to 1995, Sollberger worked on Spacelab as a payload test director and also held positions in level-4 integration as an experiment engineer and a lead mission engineer.

Sollberger was born in Harrisburg, Pa., but relocated to Florida in 1970, graduating from Boca Raton High School in 1980. He completed a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1985. He also received Master of Sciences in electrical engineering from Duke University, Durham, N.C., and space systems engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla.

Sollberger lives in Merritt Island, Fla., with his wife and daughter.

May 2008

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