NASA - Exploration for Our Future
Mr. Romanella explores the current human and robotic exploration missions within NASA, where we are and where we are heading now that the space
shuttle is retired. Mr. Romanella will discuss the role of the space station program and exploration of
the solar system and beyond including Mars,
Saturn, the asteroid belt, and NASA’s plan to
return to the Moon and on to Mars.
Mr. Romanella joined NASA in 1982 as a co-op student while attending Florida State University where he received his degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and now has more than 30 years of NASA experience. He has had many leadership positions at the Kennedy Space Center, including International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing Director, Associate Director for Engineering and Technical, and most recently Director of Safety and Mission Assurance. Mr. Romanella’s experience includes Space Shuttle processing, the International Space Station, and NASA’s Exploration program. Don’t miss this exciting, out-of-this-world program!