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Michael D. Squire

NESC Principal Engineer

Mr. Squire currently serves as a Principal Engineer in the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC).  In 1991, Mr. Squire began his career at the Kennedy Space Center as a Space Shuttle Systems Engineer responsible for the testing and check-out of the Environmental Control and Life Support System for the Space Shuttle.  In 1995, he assumed the added responsibility for the Fuel Cell and Power Reactant Storage and Distribution System (FC/PRSD).  In 2002, Mr. Squire was named the System Specialist for the FC/PRSD System, where he served as the lead engineer responsible for ground processing of the FC/PRSD System.  

In 2006, Mr. Squire joined the NESC as the Technical Assistant to the NESC Director at the Langley Research Center.  The following year, he was named as an NESC Associate Principal Engineer, where he directed multi-discipline teams for a number of technical assessments.  These assessment activities included several focusing on the increasing threat of micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD).  He directed an evaluation of the Constellation Program’s MMOD risk assessment process, providing recommendations on how to improve the Orion Crew Module’s MMOD protection capability.  In another activity, Mr. Squire led a team to develop enhanced MMOD shield designs for International Space Station modules.  

In 2009, Mr. Squire received the Silver Snoopy Award for his work on the investigation seeking the root cause of damage to the Space Shuttle orbiter’s reinforced carbon-carbon wing leading edge.  Mr. Squire holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.