DARPA. During the Carter administration he was appointed to the executive position of deputy undersecretary of defense for tactical warfare programs, and was responsible for planning and oversight of acquisition of all defense systems for land, sea, and air warfare. He returned to industry and became director of Black Programs at the Lockheed Corporation “Skunk Works.” Next, he established a consulting company, DST, Inc., in which he continues to be active, providing advice to major aerospace and defense companies in the areas of systems analysis and engineering, systems management, research and technology, program development, and proposal preparation. He serves on government and military advisory panels and is a member of the Army Science Board. He was a charter member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), and he received the SES Presidential Rank Award and the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. Mr. Moore received B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering.
E. PHILLIP MUNTZ is the A.B. Freeman Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California, where he has served as co-chair and chair of the department. Dr. Muntz received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in aeronautical engineering and aerophysics from the University of Toronto, Canada. He then took a position with the General Electric Missile and Space Division, Space Sciences Laboratory in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. In 1969, he joined the University of Southern California. His research interests have included rarefied gas dynamics, medical imaging, isotope separation, nondestructive testing, and transient energy release micromachining; he holds patents in many of these areas. His industrial experience, in addition to his early career at General Electric, has been as director of the Division of Medical Sciences at Xonics, Inc., and as vice president and senior scientist at Rapid Analysis and Development Corp., both in southern California. Dr. Muntz has been recognized for his scientific achievements by election as a member of the National Academy of Engineering and as a fellow of the AIAA and the American Physical Society. He received the Aerospace Contribution to Society Award from the AIAA in 1987. Dr. Muntz was a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1955 to 1960.
LAURENCE R. YOUNG is the Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics and professor of health sciences and technology (HST) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was the founding director (1997-2001) of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. He directs the HST Ph.D. program in bioastronautics. Dr. Young was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine and is a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He received an A.B. from Amherst College; a Certificate in Applied Mathematics from the Sorbonne, Paris; and S.B. and S.M. degrees in electrical engineering and a Sc.D. degree in instrumentation from MIT. He joined the MIT faculty in 1962. He co-founded MIT’s Man-Vehicle Laboratory, which does research on the visual and vestibular systems, visual-vestibular interaction, flight simulation, space motion sickness, and manual control and displays. In 1991 Dr. Young was selected as a payload specialist for Spacelab Life Sciences 2. He has been active on many professional and government committees, including the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, the NRC Committee on Space Biology and Medicine, NASA’s Life Science Advisory Committee, and the National Institutes of Health Training Committee on Biomedical Engineering. He has served on several NASA advisory panels relating to life sciences and the space station. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Explorers Club. In 1998, for his contributions to neuroscience he received the prestigious Koetser Foundation Prize in Zurich.