Dennis Stone is Assistant Manager for Commercial Space Development in NASA's Commercial Crew & Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center. This Program manages NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) initiative. During both COTS competitions, he chaired the Business Committee. He also negotiated the Program's agreements with unfunded commercial space transportation partners. He leads efforts to support this emerging industry as a whole. Prior to his COTS assignment, Dennis spent 20 years in NASA's Space Station Program in a variety of positions, includ- ing Chief System Engineer of the Assured Crew Return Vehicle, Manager of Avionics Integration, and Co chair of the ISS Commercialization Working Group. Prior to NASA, he worked for McDonnell Douglas, Ford Aerospace, and Rockwell. Throughout his career, he has encouraged efforts to build the commercial space industry. Dennis serves as volunteer President of the World Space Week Association which coordinates UN- declared World Space Week, celebrated each October 4-10 in over 50 nations. He has bachelor degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and Advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation.
Manager, Program Integration, Commercial Crew and Cargo Program, NASA