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Katherine McBrayer

Title: AST, Aerospace Vehicle Design & Mission Analysis

Technical Focus Area: Campaign Analysis, Mission Analysis

Missions/Projects: Moon to Mars

Katie McBrayer has been with NASA since 2020 where she has supported both Earth science and human exploration projects. She supported the early mission design of both the Surface Deformation and Change and the Surface Biology and Geology projects outlined in the Earth science decadal survey. She has done analysis for both the Lunar Architecture and Mars Architecture teams to help refine and identify gaps in the Moon to Mars plans. In 2022 she was selected for a detail opportunity to NASA HQ as a policy fellow. She is dedicated to helping propel humans back to the Moon and on to Mars.

Education/Professional Experience

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (Suma Cum Laude), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (8/2014-5/2018)
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (8/2018-12/2019)
  • Aerospace Engineer with the Space Mission Analysis Branch (SMAB) at NASA Langley Research Center (1/6/2020-present)
  • Policy Fellowship with the Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS) at NASA Headquarters (10/24/2022-present)


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