Mark Bray currently works at MSFC in Huntsville, AL. He primarily supports the SLS program, but supports a variety of NASA programs in nonmetallic materials development. He has 25 years of broad experience in the manned space flight programs at NASA including design, development, manufacturing, and operations. His education and training is in aerospace systems, and his expertise is in materials development and supplier qualification and certification for space transportation systems. His 14 years of work at Kennedy Space Center on the Orbiter Thermal Protection System included materials development, manufacturing, and operations. He was directly involved in the Columbia Accident Investigation as a systems engineer and worked on implementation of new requirements for return to flight. He moved to Huntsville AL in 2008 to join the Constellation team and continues to work at MSFC as a contractor for NASA supporting the SLS program. He currently supervises a team of 18 employees in the Material Lab at MSFC working on standards development for materials used in extreme environments.