Carlos is a Deputy System Manager – Orion – Vehicle Systems Management at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).
He started his career as an International Space Station (ISS) flight controller participating in twelve ISS-Shuttle assembly missions and ISS increment operations. He also served as an Operations Team Liaison at the Russian Space Agency’s Mission Control Center (TsUP) in Korolev, Russia. In 2001, he joined Honeywell where he served as the Technical Lead for the System Management function in the Orion Lockheed Martin team. The Systems Management function on Orion includes the integrated health assessment and vehicle-level fault management for the spacecraft. In 2007, he transitioned to the NASA team working on Orion’s Systems Management Function. Mr. Garcia-Galan holds a B.S. in Space Sciences and B.S in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) in Melbourne, FL.