of more than 50 technical publications and is the editor of one book. He served on the NRC Panel C: Structures and Materials of the Steering Committee on Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics and Panel J: High-Energy Power and Propulsion and In-space Transportation of the Committee for the Review of NASA’s Capability Roadmaps. He has also served on the Scientific Advisory Board to the Air Force Research Laboratory.
WALT FAULCONER is president of Strategic Space Solutions, LLC, an aerospace consulting company that he started in 2010 to advise NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, DOD, and commercial companies on strategic planning, business development, systems engineering, and management. Previously, he was the business area executive for civilian space at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), responsible for all of the NASA missions at APL, including MESSENGER, the first orbiter of Mercury; New Horizons, the first mission to Pluto; and STEREO, the twin spacecraft investigating coronal mass ejections from the Sun. Prior to joining APL, Mr. Faulconer was with Lockheed Martin for 26 years and served in a variety positions, including director for strategic planning for the Space Systems Company, business development director for human spaceflight and space transportation, and project manager for advanced technology space transportation programs including the X-33 Military Spaceplane and the Crew the Transfer Vehicle program. He served as a systems engineer and mission operations lead on the Space Shuttle program and a variety of classified space programs. He has a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in space science from the Florida Institute of Technology.
PHILIP D. HATTIS holds the position of laboratory technical staff at the Draper Laboratory (the laboratory’s highest technical position), with 36 years of aerospace system design, development, integration and test experience. His responsibilities have included technical leadership roles for small and large projects requiring challenging Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) and avionics system development, including responsibility for assuring robust, integrated GN&C/avionics fault management capabilities. His GN&C/avionics technical leadership has been applied to the space shuttle, the International Space Station, the Orion spacecraft, advanced Earth observation systems, autonomous air and spaceflight systems, uncrewed aerial vehicles, reusable launch vehicles, hypersonic vehicles, precision Mars landing systems, ballistic missile defense systems, precision delivery airdrop systems, ground warrior systems, and helicopter fire control systems. He has served on and led major program red team reviews for NASA, other government agencies, and for aerospace contractors. He is a lifetime fellow and past board member of the AIAA, as well as a past AIAA vice president for public policy. He is a recipient of the Draper Distinguished Performance Award, the AIAA Distinguished Service Award, and NASA recognition for his contributions to the STS-1 and STS-8 missions. He received his Ph.D. from MIT and has served as thesis advisor to numerous MIT graduate students and is an occasional technical and technology policy lecturer at MIT.
TAMARA E. JERNIGAN currently serves as the deputy principal associate director for the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) and principal associate directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). WCI is responsible for ensuring the safety, reliability, and security of the U.S. nuclear stockpile in the absence of testing through a comprehensive science-based program. Dr. Jernigan initially joined LLNL as the principal deputy associate director for the Physics and Advanced Technologies Directorate and later became the associate director for strategic human capital management. Prior to joining LLNL, Dr. Jernigan was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1985. She is a veteran of five Space Shuttle missions where she supervised the pre-flight planning and in-flight execution of critical activities aboard STS-40, 52, 67, 80, and 96. On STS-67, Dr. Jernigan served as payload commander where the crew conducted continuous ultraviolet observations of a variety of stars, planets, and distant galaxies. During Dr. Jernigan’s last flight, STS-96, the crew performed the first docking to the International Space Station and Dr. Jernigan executed a spacewalk of nearly eight hours to attach equipment to the exterior of the station. Dr. Jernigan is the recipient of numerous awards including Outstanding Woman of the Year in Science for Alameda County (2004), the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2000), the Lowell Thomas Award, Explorer’s Club (2000), five NASA Space Flight Medals (2000, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1991), the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1997), the NASA Group Achievement Award— EVA Developmental Test Team (1997), the Federation Aeronautique Internationale Vladimir Komorov Diploma (1997 and 1996), the NASA Outstanding Leadership