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NASA Returns to the Moon from New Zealand: An Interview with Tom Gardner

September 19, 2021 Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom Episode 32
SpaceBase Podcast
NASA Returns to the Moon from New Zealand: An Interview with Tom Gardner
Show Notes

An interview with Thomas Gardner,  Director of Engineering for Advanced Space, a space company supporting the sustainable exploration, development, and settlement of space.

Prior to joining Advanced Space, he had experience as the Chief Engineer/Principal Mission Systems Engineer at Moon Express, as a Senior Principal Space Systems Engineer with the Raytheon Missile Systems  NASA/Space Applications Group, and as a senior engineer at Lockheed Martin. He is an expert in spacecraft systems engineering with over 35 years of experience in the field supporting a wide variety of programs including NASA robotic missions, launch vehicles, and the Space Shuttle. 

 Tom holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and M.E. in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado. 

This interview talks about his career, his extensive experience working in the space industry, and his exciting work on the  CAPstone mission, the first NASA Artemis mission back to the Moon launching this year on a Rocket Lab electron and photon spacecraft.

Resources:
Advance Space

NASA Artemis Return to the Moon Programme
https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis/

CAPSTONE Mission Riding on Rocket Lab
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/small_spacecraft/capstone

Notable space websites:
LeonardDavid.com
Spaceflight.com
NASA Watch
Space Policy 
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