Monthly Archives: January 2012

WELCOME ABOARD TOM!

We are delighted to welcome aboard a new addition to the METECS team, Tom Manning.  Tom Manning graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been employed as a NASA contractor for 23 and a half years.  Tom worked on the Space Shuttle Program, the Space Station Freedom Program, and the International Space Station Program. He also worked on many other projects.  One of those projects was the Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Program, a software package that ran on the shuttle and provided situational awareness to astronauts during the Rendezvous and Proximity Operations portions of a mission.  He also worked on the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue project in its early days developing the first version of its avionics in the loop simulation with 3-D graphics.  Tom also worked on the Autonomous EVA Robotics Camera (AERCam) through 3 iterations of its existence helping to design and develop GN&C flight software, integrate simulation testbeds, and integrate artificial intelligence software.  Most recently he has been working on building High Level Architecture (HLA) interfaces between the Space Station Training Facility and various visiting vehicles to the ISS.  Welcome aboard Tom!