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|Arthur G. Stephenson|
Official NASA portrait of Art Stephenson
|Born||1942 (age 71–72)
New London, Connecticut
|Education||Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at University of Redlands, Executive Program in Management at UCLA's John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management|
|Occupation||Director of the
Marshall Space Flight Center
- A graduate of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California (Los Angeles City Schools)
- He attended University of Redlands in Redlands, California, obtaining a Bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering.
- In later years, he completed the Executive Program in Management given by UCLA's John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management.
- Worked for TRW in Redondo Beach, California for 28 years
- Was president of Oceaneering Advanced Technologies in Houston, Texas, at the time of his appointment as Director.
- Joined NASA in 1998 to work on the reusable launch vehicle program (space shuttle).
- Oversaw launch and continuing successful operation of the Chandra X-ray Observatory
- Worked on research in microgravity.
- Involved with NASA's Space Shuttle propulsion program.
- Headed one of NASA's largest operations with a 2.3 billion dollar budget and 6500 employees.
- Spires, Shelby G. "Marshall director says exit not connected to Columbia". The Huntsville Times. p. 1A. "The director of Marshall Space Flight Center is leaving his post in three weeks to take another NASA job here, but he denied Tuesday the move had anything to do with the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. In a hastily called news conference Tuesday morning, Marshall Director Art Stephenson told reporters he will step down from his $142,500-a-year job at Marshall..."
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