Dr. Frank Martin

Dr. Frank Martin is president of Martin Consulting, Inc., providing independent review and consulting services to aerospace project teams and organizations. Supporting the NIAC as a reviewer and as a member of the NEC has been a personal priority. Frank has also been working with 4-D Systems since 2002. Sponsored by NASA’s Office of the Chief Engineer’s Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL), the major focus of 4-D Systems is performance enhancement for NASA teams. His career with NASA and Lockheed Martin includes Science Mission Operations on Apollo 16 and Apollo 17; director, Solar Terrestrial and Astrophysics at NASA Headquarters (included the Sounding Rocket and Balloon Programs); GSFC director for space and earth science; NASA deputy associate administrator, space station; NASA associate administrator for human exploration, and director, space systems and engineering, civil space for Lockheed Martin, with responsibility for the Hubble servicing missions, Space Infrared Telescope Facility (Spitzer), Lunar Prospector, and Gravity Probe-B. Frank resigned from NASA in 1990 and retired from Lockheed Martin in 2001. He received NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, the SES Presidential Ranks of Distinguished Executive, and Meritorious Executive and was elected fellow of AAS. Frank received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Tennessee in 1971 and a B.A. with majors in physics and in mathematics from Pfeiffer College (currently Pfeiffer University) in 1966. Frank also served as a member of several National Research Council Committees, including Advanced Concepts, Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA’s Constellation System, NASA's Suborbital Research Capabilities, and Human Spaceflight Operations. Frank is currently a member of the Committee on Human Spaceflight.

Broadcast 2323 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Frank Martin. Topic: The NRC "Pathways to Exploration: Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration" report. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 2273 (Special Edition)

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Frank Martin, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: The NRC study "Pathways to Exploration: Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration." You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

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