Subject Matter Expert — Mission Control at Johnson Space Center

For our next subject matter expert — we’re chatting with Mission Control!

Official NASA Portrait of Flight Operations Directorate’s Flight Dynamics Division (CM) personnel – Ben Honey. Photographer: Robert Markowitz

Ben Honey is an Attitude Determination and Control Officer (ADCO) for the International Space Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Before starting at NASA in 2009, he earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He also has a master’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. His duties in the Mission Control Center (MCC) include monitoring the Space Station’s guidance systems during mission operations, training new flight controllers and astronauts, and working on developing new procedures or flight techniques. Ben is also assigned as an integration engineer for the Commercial Crew Program and has been helping verify SpaceX and Boeing readiness to launch NASA astronauts to the ISS on the new Dragon and Starliner spacecraft. Ben has always loved space exploration, but his first love was astronomy and planetary science. He changed focus to engineering after joining the FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) club in high school.

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May 15 2020


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MEC Location