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Stephen A. Minute

NESC Chief Engineer at KSC

After his graduation from Penn State in 1983, Mr. Minute was assigned to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), where he served as a Shuttle Main Propulsion and Main Engine test engineer for the Shuttle Processing Directorate.  Subsequently, he was assigned to the Payload Processing Directorate where he served as a project engineer responsible for overall testing and processing of Shuttle payloads.  He was re-assigned to the Shuttle Processing Directorate in 1995 where he served as the lead project engineer for Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour, responsible for testing requirements and problem resolution of all orbiter systems.  In 1997 Mr. Minute was assigned to the newly formed Space Station Hardware Integration Office.  He was detailed to the Marshall Space Flight Center to work with NASA and contractor engineers in testing and preparing the first U.S. Space Station element (Node 1 or Unity) for delivery to KSC.  He was promoted to Chief of the Shuttle Processing Fluid Systems Division then to Deputy Director of Shuttle Process Engineering in 1999.  In 2000 he was selected to serve as the Resource Manager for the Shuttle Processing Directorate.  After the Columbia accident in 2003, Mr. Minute accepted a position as the Chief of the Shuttle Safety, Quality, and Mission Assurance Division where he remained until his selection to the NESC in 2006 as the Chief Engineer at the Kennedy Space Center.

Mr. Minute holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State and an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida.