David Micheletti

David Micheletti currently serves as Vice President and Senior Manager of MSE Technology Application, Inc.’s (MSE) Advanced Energy and Aerospace Division, and he is the President of the Montana Aerospace Development Association (MADA). He possesses a B.S. Degree in Engineering Science from Montana Tech and an M.S. Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Idaho. Upon graduating from Montana Tech in 1976, he joined the Boeing Aerospace Company in Seattle, WA; where in worked as an engineer on both the Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) and Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) Programs. In 1978, he entered active military service in the U.S. Air Force as an Aerospace Engineering Officer working on both the Minuteman Missile Program at Malmstrom AFB, MT and the Space Shuttle Program at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Upon leaving active Air Force service, Mr. Micheletti joined General Dynamics Space Systems Division in San Diego, CA; where he worked as a Test Management Engineer on the Space Shuttle/Centaur Program. In 1985, he returned to Malmstrom AFB, MT in a civilian capacity to work as a Systems Engineer on a major program to upgrade and modernize the Minuteman Missile System; and in 1991, he joined MSE as a Senior Test and Hardware Engineer. From 1993 to 1996, he served as Business Development Director for MSE; and in 1996, he was appointed as Senior Program Manager of the newly created Advanced Energy and Aerospace Division. He was named to his current position in October 2000 and is leading several major aerospace/defense technology development programs, including the MARIAH II Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Program which is the nation’s only program developing a true-air hypersonic wind tunnel. Mr. Micheletti currently serves as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and is a U.S. Naval Academy Blue and Gold Liaison Officer.

Broadcast 272 (Special Edition)

Dave Micheletti, President of the Montana Aerospace Development Association (MADA), was the guest for this edition of The Space Show.™ Mr. Micheletti explained the efforts underway in the State of Montana to attract, support, and develop an entrepreneurial space industry. MADA is not only partnering with state universities, the government, business and trade associations within the state, it is also working with NASA Langley, the aerospace industry, the nation's science labs, the National Space Science and Technology center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and more. Mr.

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