Friday, October 13th, 2017, Huntsville, AL.
Dedicated to the Memory of Ken Crane, NASA Quality Assurance Champion and Guru
Keynote Speaker: Stephen D. Creech
Steve Creech is the Manager for the Spacecraft/Payload Integration and Evolution Office of the Space Launch System Program, located at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He oversees development of spacecraft and payload interfaces for America’s deep-space rocket for human and scientific exploration.
SLS will provide an entirely new capability for human and scientific exploration beyond Earth orbit. Designed to be flexible for crew or cargo missions, the SLS will offer unique payload accommodations and unrivaled performance to expand boundaries and knowledge.
Within the SLS Program, Creech previously served as the deputy manager for the Spacecraft/Payload Integration and Evolution Office, and prior to that was the Program’s assistant manager for strategic development, leading business development, collaboration and partnerships for future payload and capabilities.
He previously served as the Ares V integration manager, and managed the Engineering Cost Group in the Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications at Marshall. He has served in a management role on several space flight programs through his career, including the Space Launch Initiative Program, the X-34, and the Reusable Launch Vehicle Projects Office at Marshall.
Mr. Creech holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University. Honors include NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Service and Distinguished Performance Award and the agency’s prestigious Silver Snoopy, awarded by the Astronaut Office for professionalism, dedication and outstanding support that greatly enhanced space flight safety and mission success.