Spaceflight Division, Engineering Directorate
NASA Ames Research Center
Virtual Exhibit Booth: TBA by CubeSat Developers Workshop Team
Please join us by clicking on the corresponding MS Teams hyperlinks underneath each day! NASA Ames Staff members will be on standby to help answer any questions!
April 26: 9:00am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 6:00pm
April 27: 9:00am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 5:30pm
April 28: 9:00am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Sally Cahill is the chief of the Engineering Directorate’s Spaceflight Division at NASA Ames Research Center. She has 20+ years of experience managing aerospace programs and projects and has been at NASA since 2003. Sally earned her Ph.D. in applied science-engineering through the joint Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-University of California, Davis doctorate program. She also holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.
David Mauro is the deputy chief of the Engineering Directorate’s Spaceflight Division at NASA Ames Research Center. He was formally a KBR Senior Engineer and Manager working as a contractor for NASA Ames Research Center since 2010. At Ames, David leads the Mission Design Center whose goal is to assess how potential future robotic missions can explore the Solar System, A graduate of the Italian Naval Academy with 14 years of professional military experience as an Officer of a Marine rifle assault company. He holds degrees in Engineering, Naval and Maritime Science and Space Studies. Besides several military medals and commendations and NASA group awards, he is also the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal.
Spaceflight Projects Manager
Ben Bradley is the spaceflight projects manager for the Spaceflight Division. He oversees project managers working on small spacecraft projects through all mission phases including initial formulation, development, integration test, delivery and operations.
Mission Design Center Lead
Alan Cassell received a B.S. & PhD in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina. Currently, Alan is acting Mission Design Centers lead as well as Deputy Chief of Code TS, the Entry Systems and Technology Division. Previously he was the System Engineer in the Entry Systems and Vehicle Development Branch at NASA Ames Research Center supporting re-entry mission analysis, design and testing. Additionally, he was the project systems engineer for The ADEPT project and focused on a sounding rocket flight experiments to advance the technical maturation of ADEPT for various re-entry mission applications.
Andres Dono Perez
Flight Dynamics Lead
Andres Dono is the Flight Dynamics team lead for the Spaceflight Division at NASA Ames Research Center. He manages the flight dynamics and navigation analysis for spacecraft missions within the center, from early concept studies to flight. The team has extensive experience in several astrodynamics disciplines including trajectory design, orbit simulations, relative motion, and mission operations, among others.