William H. Gerstenmaier

Special Assistant to Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard at National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

William H. Gerstenmaier

William H. Gerstenmaier

Special Assistant to Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard at National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

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William H. Gerstenmaier is the associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this position, Gerstenmaier provides executive leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of NASA's human exploration of space programs, as well as the cross-agency space support functions of space communications and space launch vehicles. He directs the continued operation and utilization of the International Space Station, development of the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, and strategic guidance and direction for the commercial crew and cargo programs that will provide logistics and crew transportation for the International Space Station.

Gerstenmaier began his NASA career in 1977 at the then Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, performing aeronautical research. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility with NASA including Shuttle/Mir Program operations manager, Space Shuttle Program Integration manager, and the International Space Station Program manager. Appointed associate administrator for NASA’s Space Operations Directorate in 2005, Gerstenmaier directed the safe completion of the last 21 Space Shuttle missions that witnessed assembly complete of the International Space Station. During this time, he provided programmatic direction for the integration and operation of the International Space Station, space communications, and space launch vehicles.

Gerstenmaier received a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1977 and a master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo in 1981. In 1992 and 1993, he completed course work for a doctorate in dynamics and control with emphasis in propulsion at Purdue University.

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Special Assistant to Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard at National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
Education
Course Work for a Doctorate in Dynamics & Control with Emphasis in Propulsion
Class of 1993

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 1981
Career History
Special Assistant to Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard
1977 - Current

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research.

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