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Mark Kirasich Named NASA Orion Program Manager; William Gerstenmaier Comments

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Mark Kirasich

Mark Kirasich, formerly deputy manager of NASA’s Orion program, has moved to the manager role of the space launch program.

Kirasich succeeds Mark Geyer, who was appointed as deputy director of Johnson Space Center, and will oversee the development, manufacturing and testing of the Orion spacecraft, NASA said Tuesday.

“Mark brings a wealth of knowledge about NASA’s human spaceflight efforts to the Orion program manager position,” said William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.

Kirasich started at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as a member of the space shuttle flight operations team and later became the lead space shuttle payload officer in mission control.

He was named flight director in 1996, with responsibility in planning and executing NASA’s human spaceflight operations.

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