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Deneen M. Taylor

NASA Technical Fellow for Structures

Ms. Deneen Taylor currently serves as the NASA Technical fellow for Structures. She previously served as the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Cross Program System Manger (CPSM) for Structures, supporting International Space Station (ISS), Commercial Crew Program (CCP), and the Commercial LEO Destination Program (CLDP) at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in the Structural Engineering Division.  While at JSC, she previously served as the ISS Visiting Vehicle Chief Engineer, and ISS Structures & Mechanisms (S&M) System Manager. In these roles she had the opportunity to provide significant contributions to resolving numerous ground test and on-orbit anomalies including hardware from ISS US Operating System (USOS), Commercial Providers (ISS & CCP), and International Partners (ISS). She also led the Structure team through successful human-rated certifications for both SpaceX Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner vehicles, helping to returning capability of ISS Crew launch to US soil/control. 

Prior to joining NASA in 2000, she worked with McDonnell Douglas doing initial design and analysis for C-17, F/A-18EF, Delta III, and Space Station Freedom. 

Ms. Taylor received a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from Arizona State University, and a Master of Science in in Aerospace Engineering from University of Washington. She is the recipient of Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation’s Stellar Award, NASA Exceptional Service Medal,  NASA’s Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, NASA Silver Snoopy, NASA Space Flight Awareness and JSC Director’s Commendation.