Eric Wetzel

Eric oversees the execution of all Andrews NASA Programs, as well as being the Program Manager on the Launch Exploration, Space Systems studies and Architecture Analyses. He also coordinates all technical reviews and oversees implementation and application of all technical processes at Andrews. Previously held several senior engineering and management positions spanning a 23-year career with The Boeing Company: Program Manager for Resource 21 Landsat replacement aircraft, Chief Engineer for the SeaLaunch consortium overseeing all engineering operations during system development and initial operations, Program Manager on several advanced reusable and expendable launch vehicle development programs within Boeing Phantom Works. WORK EXPERIENCE Andrews Space, Inc. (2004 to Present) Chief Engineer •Implementation and application of all technical processes •Review and approve all technical deliverables, statement of works, and contracts •Development of technical personnel growth plans and skills •Adjudication, allocation and acquisition of technical resources •Oversees the execution of all Andrews NASA programs •General Program Management experience on numerous launch vehicle, planetary exploration, and space systems studies, involving manned and unmanned vehicles, single and multiple stages to orbit concepts, hypersonic air-breathing and rocket propulsion, and architecture analyses. Boeing Company Program Manager •Senior Manager in Advanced Network Centric Operations Organization for Boeing Phantom Works •Program Manager for Resource21 •Chief Engineer for Sea Launch •Program Manager and Principal Investigator for Boeing Space Systems •Program Manager of Personnel Launch System (JSC) •Configurator and Principal Investigator for Boeing Aerospace Preliminary Design Organization on numerous launch vehicle designs •Aerodynamic Configurator for Boeing Military Airplanes and Boeing Commercial Airplanes EDUCATION •BS Aeronautical Engineering – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute •Graduate Study at University of Washington, Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering •Executive Program at University of California Berkeley

Broadcast 878 (Special Edition)

Guest: Eric Wetzel. Eric Wetzel, Andrews Space, Inc. was the guest for this Friday Space Show program. We began the show by discussing the Andrews Space COTS proposal and several other unique Andrews projects. Unfortunately, Mr. Wetzel was unable to share much information with us because the Andrews COTS entry is still confidential and proprietary, but we did get the basics. From there, listeners asked him various engineering, space policy, and political policy questions.

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