Steven D. Jolly
Current Chair

Systems Engineering Director - GOES-R
Sensors & Exploration Systems/GOES-R
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Dr. Jolly has served Project Orion off and on as an independent advisor and tiger team lead for entry, descent and landing. He was Program Manager for the Mars Science Lab Aeroshell and a member of the Independent Assessment Panel for the MSL Landing Site Selection (June, 2011), and has served as a member of EDL systems engineering team and critical events risk process for Phoenix, Stardust and Genesis. He has nearly thirty years of experience in spacecraft and launch vehicles from concept through flight operations.  Dr. Jolly earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering from CU-Boulder, an M.S. from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering sciences from CU-Boulder. A 2007 recipient of the NASA Public Service Medal for distinguished service, he is the American Astronautical Society (AAS) Chair for the Rocky Mountain Guidance and Control Section.