Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg has extensive experience supporting NASA’s human
spaceflight programs and projects. Selected as an astronaut in 1990, she accrued
1000 hours in space as a mission specialist on four space shuttle missions. A retired
US Army Colonel and Master Army Aviator, she logged over 4,000 flying hours in a
variety of rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. Following the Columbia tragedy, she
led the Space Shuttle Program Safety and Mission Assurance Office directing safety,
reliability, and quality assurance efforts enabling the safe return to flight of the
Space Shuttle in 2005. She then served in senior engineering positions at NASA,
including Chief Engineer and Principal Engineer for the NASA Engineering and
Safety Center. In the fall of 2017, she joined Texas A&M University where she is a
Professor of Practice in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Aerospace
Engineering and leads Agile Technology Development for Army Futures Command
projects at the Bush Combat Development Complex.
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