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Christopher Baker

Program Executive

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Christopher Baker currently serves as the program executive for the Flight Opportunities and Small Spacecraft Technology programs within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. These programs seek to increase the pace of space exploration, discovery, and the expansion of space commerce though the rapid identification, development, and testing of capabilities that exploit agile spacecraft platforms and responsive launch capabilities from industry providers. Baker previously held various positions in atmospheric and suborbital flight testing at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and managed an agency wide early-stage research and development program from NASA Headquarters. Baker is a graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

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Chris Baker

Program Executive