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Armis L. (Len) Worlund

Mr. Worlund joined the Marshall Space Flight Center Research and Development staff in 1961 as an aerospace engineer in the Science and Engineering Directorate.  He has extensive liquid rocket engine system experience from the development and operation of the Saturn H-1, Saturn J-2, Saturn F-1 and Space Shuttle Main Engine programs.  He has performed and/or led investigations of more than 20 major failures and numerous incidents of anomalous component operations.  Mr. Worlund is a recognized authority in evaluating safety, integrity, functionality, and durability of high-performance liquid engines and cryogenic propellant systems.

Mr. Worlund’s responsibilities have covered the spectrum of propulsion activities, including Chief Engineer for Space Shuttle Main Propulsion System, Manager of Technology Test Bed Project, Deputy Director of Propulsion Laboratories and Chief Engineer for Space Shuttle Main Engine.  His honors and awards Space Propulsion Systems PM 1-6 ITAR Restricted NESC Academy include NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, and Space Flight Awareness Leadership Recognition Award.

Mr. Worlund has bachelor and master of science engineering degrees in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and over 47 years of highly focused engineering experience.  He is currently a consultant to the aerospace industry.

  Len Worlund

Len Worlund