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Orlando Figueroa

Orlando Figueroa, American federal agency executive. Named one of 50 Most Important Hispanics in Government, Education, Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine, 2005.

Background

  • Figueroa, Orlando was born on September 9, 1955 in San Juan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Puerto Rico, 1978. Postgraduate, University Maryland.

    Career

    • Manager superfluid helium On Orbit Transfer shuttle experiment Goddard Space Flight Center, 1986—1989, head cryogenics technical section, 1987—1989, manager Small Explorers project, 1990—1994, manager explorers program, 1994—1997, director system, technical and advanced concepts directorate, 1997—2000. Deputy chief engineer system engineering National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 2000—2001, director Mars exploration program Office Space Science, since 2001.

    Connections

    • Married Josephine Cerra. Children: Daniel, Alexis.
    • spouse: Josephine Cerra
    • children: Daniel Figueroa
    • Alexis Figueroa
    Orlando Figueroa
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    Born September 9, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1978
      University Puerto Rico
    • 2001
      deputy chief engineer, system engineering National Aeronautics and Space Administration
      Washington, United States
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