Mission Integration Manager
Launch Services Program
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Rex Engelhardt is a Launch Services Program Mission Integration Manager (MIM) at Kennedy Space Center. He and the Mission Integration Team (MIT) are responsible for managing all integration and vehicle engineering aspects related to the SWIFT launch service.
Rex was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico but spent most of his childhood in Oregon. He moved to Florida in January 1983 for his first assignment in the Air Force at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. He left the Air Force in 1989 and joined NASA about two months later. Rex resides with his wife Renee and child, Steven, in Merritt Island.
Rex is a graduate of Cascade High School in Turner, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1982. He then received his M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida in 1996.
Since Joining NASA in 1989, Rex has worked as a Site Manager for the Mobil Launch Platforms, a Shuttle Payload Integration Leader, a Shuttle Payload Operations Manager, a Launch Site Support Manager, and then acted as the first KSC Liaison to Goddard Space Flight Center which was also treated as a Project Management Development Program assignment. Currently, he is a Mission Integration Manager in the Launch Services Program.
NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center