Joe Casas

At the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Joe is currently the Partnership Development Executive and POC for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Division working joint Science Programs and Projects. In addition, he is currently providing science and management leadership by serving as the Project Scientist and Science Operations Director for the FASTSAT-HSV01 S&T flight project on the DoD Space Test Program’s S26 mission scheduled for launch in the fall of 2010. He is Project Scientist and Project Manager for joint US EPA and NASA MSFC hyperspectral remote sensing activities at NASA MSFC and supports new sensor and missions’ development and deployment research projects in multiple classified and unclassified technology areas. Joe has spent over 30 years in academia, large business, small business, legislative, government activities and organizations associated with space research, technology and the commercial space. Joe’s career included over ten years in atmospheric research within academia including the first science missions of the Shuttle and many other science and technology validation free-flyer and human missions that followed serving as instrument scientist, payload developer, science investigator, payload operations manager, flight mission Science Director and Project Scientist. He was the Project Manager for instrument integration of the first commercial remote sensor spacecraft and the Program Manager and Project Scientist for the first commercial remote sensor for Mir. Since November 2009, Joe has also served on the staff at Auburn University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Broadcast 1431 (Special Edition)

Guests: Joseph Casas, Dean Alhorn, Mark Boudreaux. Topics: NASA FASTSAT, NanoSail-D Programs. We welcomed our three guests from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center to discuss the Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite (FASTSAT) and the NanoSail-D program, but we also talked about many other subjects. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog,

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