B.S., Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnics Institute. M.S., Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence, George Mason. Program Executive for Solar System Exploration at NASA, oversight of design & development for next gen. Mars exploration spacecraft. Responsible for 2 Mars Rover missions & Euro-U.S. Mars Rover missions. Lead creation of 2016 Mars Rover Mission & Mars Advanced Technology Program. Founded & directs NASA Robotics Alliance Project.
When I was younger I admired people like Neil Armstrong, Chuck Yeager, and John Glenn. Their exciting accomplishments inspired me and led to my career in space exploration. Today, I continue to be inspired and humbled by the achievements of those around me. These Hall of Fame inductees will inspire the next generation of heroes, and I am honored to be included among them.