Mark Bray currently works at MSFC in Huntsville, AL supporting the SLS program. He has 18 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 to join the Constellation team and continues to work at MSFC as a contractor for NASA supporting the SLS program. He currently works in the Material Lab at MSFC working on standards development for materials used in extreme environments. His external pursuits include his own blog - http://braynstorms.com and entrepreneurial efforts in commercial space.