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POES Project Manager
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Wayne McIntyre
POES Project Manager

Wayne McIntyre is the Project Manager for the Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) Project at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center where he has responsibilities for all technical and programmatic aspects of the project. He came to the project in May 2002 as the Deputy Project Manager and assumed the duties of Project Manager in March 2006.

Mr. McIntyre began his career at Goddard in 1964 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the launch vehicle propulsion and spacecraft fields. After serving nine years in sounding rockets as Manager of Aerobee Sounding Rockets, he transferred to the Delta Launch Vehicle Project where he served as Delta Propulsion Systems Manager, responsible for the propulsion on all three stages of the Delta launch vehicle. In 1983, Wayne transferred to NASA Headquarters as the Program Manager for Space Shuttle Main Engine Production.

Mr. McIntyre spent five years in commercial space from 1984 to 1989, being involved in various propulsion startup ventures. In 1989, he returned to work in the Space Shuttle Program at NASA Headquarters spending five years as the Program Manager for Solid Rocket Boosters and Program Manager for Process Development for the Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Program.

In January 1994, Wayne returned to Goddard to work on the Geostationary Observational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Program. He served in various positions including Systems Engineer, Mission Operations Manager and Observatory Manager where he had technical responsibilities for the GOES-I through –M series of spacecraft.

Mr. McIntyre has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science degree in Engineering Administration for the George Washington University.