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Jess M. Sponable Edit Profile

physicist , Astronautical engineer

Jess M. Sponable, American astronautical engineer, physicist. Recipient American Legion award, Roseville, California, 1970. Active Boy Scouts, Roseville, California, 1967-1973. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate); member National Space Society.

Background

Sponable, Jess M. was born on November 29, 1955 in Madrid, Spain. Son of Edson J. and Helen D. (Williams) Sponable.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, United States Air Force Academy, 1978. Master of Science in System Management, University Southern California, 1981. Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1982.

Career

Launch vehicle engineer 6595th Space Test Group, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 1978-1981. Manned space flight engineer space Shuttle SPO, Los Angeles Air Force Station, 1983-1986. Chief mission operations division Global Positioning System JPO, 1983-1986.

Chief space application National Aerospace Plan JPO, Wright-Patterson, Ohio, 1987-1990. Program manager single stage rocket technical Strategic Defense Initiative, Washington, 1991-1994. Program manager Military Seaplane Technology Program Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1994—1998.

Vice president flight operations Universal Space Lines, 1998—2001. Focus area lead Space Access & Future Strike, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, since 2001.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active Boy Scouts, Roseville, California, 1967-1973. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate). Member National Space Society.

Connections

Married Debra A. Hamlin, April 16, 1983. 1 child, Christopher Jay.

father:
Edson J. Sponable

mother:
Helen D. (Williams) Sponable

spouse:
Debra A. Hamlin

child:
Christopher Jay Sponable