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Biography of Michael "Mic" Woltman

Michael Woltman
Vehicle Systems Engineer
Launch Services Program

Michael "Mic" Woltman is a senior vehicle systems engineer for the Launch Services Program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Woltman has been with the Launch Services Program since 2000, initially as electrical/instrumentation engineer on Atlas/Centaur, Titan and Pegasus-XL launch vehicles. In 2004, he became the Delta IV risk mitigation engineer, which lead to his position of vehicle systems engineer for the Atlas/Centaur, Taurus and Pegasus-XL launch vehicles. In his current position, he has lead engineering teams in support of NASA missions, including the Mar Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Pluto New Horizons, Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) and Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR).

From 1997 to 2000, Woltman served as instrumentation/telemetry lead engineer for Lockheed Martin Space Systems on the Atlas/Centaur program at Launch Complex 36, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

Woltman has received numerous group achievement and performance awards, including numerous Certificates of Achievement, and the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal for the many launch campaigns at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Kennedy Space Center, Reagan Test Site Kwajalein and Vandenberg Air Force Base.

A Florida native, Woltman graduated from Oakfield High School in Wisconsin in 1986. He completed a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in Cookevile, Tenn., and also earned a master's in engineering management from the University of Central Florida. He is an Eagle Scout and remains active in various Boy Scout adult positions. He is also a leading layperson in his church in Port St. John.

Woltman lives in Port St. John, Fla., with his wife Jobie and has three children: Taylor, Niclas and Mikayla. He enjoys model rocketry, playing guitar, numerous home projects, and being with family and friends.

January 2013

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