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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Todd May

Todd May
SLS Program Manager
NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center

Todd May manages the Space Launch System Program, located at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and leads the nationwide team developing America’s next heavy-lift vehicle for deep-space science and exploration.  May is responsible for a multi-billion-dollar budget and leads over a thousand civil servant and contractor employees.  Previously, May was Marshall’s Technical Associate Director and also managed the Lunar Precursor Robotics Program.  At NASA headquarters, he served as Deputy Associate Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate, where he was responsible for a $5 billion portfolio, with more than 100 spacecrafts.  He was Integration Manager of Gravity Probe B, which tested Einstein’s general theory of relativity.  He also served as Project Manager for the International Space Station’s airlock.  At the Johnson Space Center in Houston, May was Deputy Manager of the team working with Russian partners, and led a Space Station materials evaluation team.  He began his NASA career as an engineer in Marshall’s Materials and Processes Laboratory.  May earned a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from Auburn University, and he has completed all coursework for a doctorate in materials science. 


Participating Events

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
2:00 p.m. to
3:15 p.m.:
Deep Space
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Location: International Center South - Main Stage

Frank Morring Jr.

Senior Editor, Space
Aviation Week and Space Technology

Lt. Gen. Larry D. James

Deputy Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Todd May

SLS Program Manager
NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center

Michael W. Miller

Vice President of Science and Environmental Spacecraft Programs
Orbital ATK

Dr. Alan Stern

Principal Investigator
New Horizons Mission


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