NASA has announced the formation of the Commercial Crew/Cargo Project Office to evaluate possibilities in private industry support for low-cost access to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and the International Space Station (ISS).
The office will be looking into ways of utilizing commercial industry support as part of President Bush’s Vision for Space Exploration (VSE) as the States aims to take the next step in their primary role – a return to the Moon.
‘There are many in the private sector that are eager to develop commercially viable space transportation systems,’ said Scott Horowitz, associate administrator, NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate in a NASA press release today.
Lindenmoyer joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., in 1982 as a cooperative education student. He worked there as a flight structures engineer until moving to NASA Headquarters in 1987. At Headquarters, he served as a structural dynamics engineer for the space station Freedom program.
He moved to Johnson in 1990. He held progressively more responsible positions in the international space station program, most recently including technical integration manager and contracting officer’s technical representative.
Lindenmoyer received a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a commercial/instrument pilot certificate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona beach, Fla. He received a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md.