NASA Office of Logic Design

NASA Office of Logic Design

A scientific study of the problems of digital engineering for space flight systems,
with a view to their practical solution.


2004 MAPLD International Conference Panel Session

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 8-10, 2004

Dr. Matt Forsbacka
NASA, Project Prometheus, Executive for Fission Systems

Biography

Dr. Matt Forsbacka joined the NASA Project Prometheus Program in October 2002, and he is the Program Executive for Fission Systems.  Prior to becoming a NASA employee, Matt served as the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) site representative at the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  In this capacity, he had nuclear safety oversight responsibilities for complex national security activities.  Prior to that, he was a member of the DNFSB technical staff where he was cognizant engineer for nuclear criticality safety issues in the DOE complex as well has staff technical lead for various nuclear weapons programs.  Matt also served in the US Air Force.  Among his assignments: he was Reactor Operations Supervisor for a test and research nuclear reactor, taught physics at the US Naval Academy, and was a program manager for nuclear weapons stockpile support programs.

 

2004 MAPLD International Conference Panel Session
Why Is Space Exploration So Hard? -- The Roles of Man and Machine


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