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Andres Martinez

Andres Martinez earned a Baccalaureate in Science degree in Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is currently the NASA, Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Small Satellites Executive Program Officer Mr. Martinez has over 26 years of experience as an engineer in Silicon Valley.  Mr. Martinez joined NASA Ames Research Center in July 2007 as the Constellation Program Data Systems Lead for both the software development and systems engineering teams.  Over the past eight years, Mr. Martinez has also been Program Manager for the Small Satellites Payloads and Technologies Program (SSPT) including four space biology missions and the development of the Nanosatellite Launch Adapter System (NLAS). Recently, he has been Project Manager for two small-satellite space biology missions (SporeSat and MisST) and Deputy Project Manager for BioSentinel. Mr. Martinez was the SPHERES Program Manager for four years and also Project Manager for the first NASA sponsored-CubeSat jettisoned from the International Space Station (ISS) – TechEdSat-1. Mr. Martinez is also the NASA Ames Research Center technical point of contact for Latin America.

Mr. Martinez was honored as one of the “2015 Top 20 most influential Latinos in technology” by CNET en Español.