NASA announced Ken Human is the associate director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. As associate director, Human will support Stennis Director Patrick Scheuermann and Deputy Center Director Rick Gilbrech in managing Stennis.
Most recently, Human served as the deputy manager of the External Integration Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, supporting the International Space Station Program, responsible for further development of international partnerships and collaborations, particularly with the Russian, Japanese, Canadian and European space agencies.
Human began his NASA career at Stennis in 1978 as an attorney advisor in the legal office. In 1984 he was named the acting chief counsel. Two years later he became the chief counsel at Stennis, and he served in that role until 2007.
"I am pleased to welcome Ken back to Stennis," said Scheuermann. "He has a long-standing career with NASA and Stennis, and I look forward to him joining our leadership team."
Human is a graduate of George Washington University and received his juris doctor degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal.
The Stennis facility is NASA's primary testing ground for rocket engines and propulsion systems, and is the agency's systems engineering center for applied science activities. The facility has been responsible for testing all of the engines used in manned Apollo flights and in space shuttle missions. It currently is preparing to test the next generation of rocket engines to be used in America's space program.
For information about Stennis Space Center, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis/.
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