Presentation from Scott Wilson, Orion Manager | June 14, 2017Jun 14, 2017 01:30 PM Astronaut Encounter Theater
Welcome Scott Wilson, manager of production operations for the Orion Program at Kennedy Space Center, during Summer of Mars. Wilson will give an exclusive presentation about Orion, providing insight to its critical role in NASA’s Journey to Mars.
ABOUT SCOTT WILSON
Wilson has over 25 years experience with NASA in support of the Space Shuttle, Orbital Space Plane, Orion, and Ground Systems Development and Operations Programs. Wilson was detailed to NASA Headquarters in late 2004 where he served as a member of the team tasked to develop the top-level requirements for what would become NASA’s current exploration programs. Upon his return to Kennedy, he led efforts to develop systems requirements for the ground systems necessary to support exploration missions. In 2007, Wilson was selected by the Johnson Space Center to serve as Manager of Production Operations for NASA's Orion Program, overseeing the manufacturing, production, and test of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry. Orion will launch on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System.