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20 Mar 2020, 17:35 UTC
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Donald Baker Ph.D.
Oceaneering Space Systems

Space Environments Scientist (orbital and lunar surface environments.), JSC Structural Engineering, Materials and Processes Branch.


Previously worked for Anadarko Industries and S&K as an ISS Propulsion and GN&C System Engineer/Flight Controller at Johnson Space Center.
Previous positions at JSC include the ISS Program Scientist, ISS Robotics System Engineering, Crew Health Care System Engineering, ISS Operations Planning Flight Controller, ISS GN&C-Propulsion Flight Controller, Moscow mission control operations (HSG) during early phases of ISS assembly, and Space Flight Biomedical Engineering (cardiovascular, motor performance and neuroscience laboratories).
Other related activities and interests include: Certified Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor; Mountaineering/Extreme Environments – Colorado 14ers, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Aconcagua, and Mt. Kilimanjaro; Mars Society MDRS Crew 02; Versed in Spanish, Russian and Japanese;
Published articles include Earth orbiting, lunar transfer, and Mars and Moon exploration architectures and landing site selection and development.


2022: Master of Science in Systems Engineering – Colorado State University (USA)
2018: PhD in Planetary Geology – University of Houston (USA) Thesis: Lunar volcanic glass characterization and analysis and Mars stratigraphy and hydrology.
2005: Master of Science in Space Architecture – SICSA, University of ...

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