R&D Study Group – Building NASA Collaborations with Outside Groups

Speaker Mark Jernigan, Executive Director of the Rice Space Institute; and Associate Director in JSC’s Human
Mark Jernigan has worked at NASA for over 35 years, developing and delivering hardware and software projects and advanced capabilities for human spaceflight. He is currently Executive Director of the Rice Space Institute and Associate Director in JSC’s Human Health and Performance Directorate.  At JSC, he leads the effort to ...

Mark Jernigan has worked at NASA for over 35 years, developing and delivering hardware and software projects and advanced capabilities for human spaceflight. He is currently Executive Director of the Rice Space Institute and Associate Director in JSC’s Human Health and Performance Directorate.  At JSC, he leads the effort to assure the next generation of exploration systems, have the necessary capabilities to sustain the crew for the mission, meet the human performance constraints, and take advantage of their performance capabilities to maximize both mission safety and success.  At Rice, he is responsible for improving the engagement between Rice and JSC.  Prior to this position at JSC, he was Program Manager for the Advanced Human Support Technology program, responsible for a portfolio of projects, grants, and cooperative agreements to improve the state of the art of life support, environmental monitoring, habitability and human factors for space systems. He has a BS in Aero Engineering from Texas A&M and an MS in Systems Design and Management from MIT. 

Full Description

Mark Jernigan of NASA presentation will begin with an overview of the Rice Space Institute, and the Institute’s efforts to increase interaction between Rice and NASA JSC.  He will give a couple of examples of those efforts and talk about a couple of the outreach efforts to foster greater enthusiasm and awareness for the space economy.  Next, he will provide an overview of NASA’s ECLSS development efforts, framing NASA’s effort to provide an Earthlike ecology “in a box”.  Then he will discuss two major systems – water and waste management – and will close by briefly describing the “Engineers Without Borders effort”.

Organizer Skip Davis

For information please contact Skip Davis at skip.davis@pega.com.

When?

Thu, Apr. 2, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Norris Center - Westchase
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