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Federal agency administrator , Aerospace engineer

Robert David Braun, federal agency administrator, aerospace engineer. Recipient National Aeronautics and Space Administration Exceptional Achievement medal, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Group Achievement award.


Braun, Robert David was born in 1965.


Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1987. Master of Science in Astronautics, George Washington University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, California, 1996.


With National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center. David and Andrew Lewis associate professor space technical Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003—2010, co-director Space Systems Design Laboratory. Chief technologist National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, since 2010.

Member aircraft design group Stanford University, California, 1991—1996. Development manager Mars Sample Return Earth Entry Vehicle, 1998—2000. Chief engineer National Aeronautics and Space Administration Intelligent Synthesis Environment Progressive, 2000—2001.

Mission architect Aerial Regional-scale Environmental Survey Mars Scout mission, 2001—2003.


Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Distinguished lecturer 2003-2006, member multidisciplinary optimization technical committee 2004-2006, member space systems technical committee 2006, Lawrence Sperry award 1999).