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Cheryle Mako
Mission Integration Manager
Launch Services Program
Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Cheryle Mako is the Launch Services Program Mission Integration Manager (MIM) at Kennedy Space Center for the Scientific Satellite (SCISAT) mission. She and the Mission Integration Team (MIT) are responsible for managing all integration and vehicle engineering aspects related to the SCISAT launch service.

Cheryle was born in Fairbanks, Alaska but spent most of her childhood in Ohio and Maryland. She has resided in central Florida since 1980. Very committed to her community, she has been an active volunteer in local schools and the Boy Scouts of America/Central Florida Council for eight years. Cheryle resides with her husband Mike and children in Merritt Island. She has two sons, Robert and Joseph, and two stepdaughters, Summer and Sierra.

Cheryle is a graduate of Melbourne High School. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS in Computer Science in 1992 and later received her MS in Engineering Management from the same university in 1997. Cheryle began her employment with NASA over 13 years ago as a co-op student.

Since that time, Cheryle has worked as a flight software lead and experiment integration engineer in the Spacelab program, a lead Command and Data Handling engineer in the Space Station Program, and a small project lead for the former Payload Directorate prior to coming to the Launch Services Program (LSP) in 1998. While in the LSP, Cheryle worked as a Mission Design Analyst for three years prior to transferring to her current role in the Mission Management Office.

NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center