HS ASCEND Michelle Rucker

Michelle Rucker

Mars Architecture Lead, NASA Johnson Space Center

Michelle Rucker currently leads the Mars Architecture Team for NASA’s Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate, developing end-to-end concepts for human missions to Mars. In this role, she leads a cross-Agency team of subject matter experts, refining the trade space of crew and transportation systems, habitation elements, and pre-emplaced infrastructure at Mars needed to support the first astronaut missions to the Red Planet.


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