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David J. Pogue PPRL 2011
06/23/11

 

David J. Pogue, Crew Systems and Crew Survival Operations. David has worked in the Mission Operations Directorate since 1990, initially for Barrios Technology, Ltd, and then as a NASA employee. From 1990 to 1995, David worked Space Station Freedom and International Space Station Crew Systems operations. In 1995, he added Space Shuttle Crew Escape operations to his duties. He was the lead Crew Systems/ Crew Escape instructor and/ or flight controller for 23 of the shuttle missions and eight of the space station expeditions flown between 1996 and 2006, and he conducted training for most of the other shuttle missions and space station expeditions flown during that period. He also conducted training for the Astronaut Candidate (ASCAN) classes of 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004. David was the Crew Equipment team lead for the Spacecraft Crew Survival Integrated Investigation Team (SCSIIT) which investigated the crew survival aspects of the STS-107 Columbia accident. David was one of the primary authors of NASA's Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Report (NASA/SP-2008-565) - a 400 page report providing conclusions, recommendations, and lessons learned related to astronaut survival. The investigation and the resultant report is the most detailed astronaut survival analysis ever conducted.. In 2006, David left Barrios to accept a civil service job with NASA, working Constellation crew systems and crew survival operations. His tasks included evaluating the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) spacecraft and Space Suit designs and operations, developing astronaut operations, procedures and techniques, and developing concepts and facilities for astronaut and flight controller training. Additionally, David is on the NASA teams partnering with Boeing, SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, and Blue Origin to develop commercial crew spacecraft.



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