July 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California

Speaker

Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton is the manager for NASA and Commercial Crew and Cargo Programs for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, Patton is responsible for advanced studies and programs including on-going work to offer ULA launch vehicles for commercial human spacelight and cargo delivery services. Patton developed the approach for ULA launch vehicles to comply with human rating requirements and led the ULA technical teams who have completed preliminary integration of a number of potential crew and cargo transfer vehicles on ULA launch vehicles. Patton began his career with McDonnell Douglas in Houston performing Space Shuttle on-orbit light design and crew/payload integration. He joined General Dynamics Space Systems Company in 1987 where he was the project engineer in charge of the General Dynamics Field Ofice at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. While at General Dynamics, Patton also worked a number of advanced technology programs including the Liquid Rocket Booster (LRB) program for the STS and the Space Exploration Initiative. Patton endured the Aerospace industry consolidation of the early 90’s, transitioning from General Dynamics to Martin Marietta and to Lockheed Martin. While at Lockheed Martin, he was responsible for the Systems Requirements and Integration activities for the highly successful Atlas III and Atlas V launch vehicle development Programs. Patton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Parks College of St. Louis University and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado. Patton is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and he has written a number of technical papers describing the results of ULA’s on-going human-rating activities.
Jeff Patton
Manager, NASA and Commercial Crew and Cargo Programs, United Launch Alliance