HS ASCEND Sandra Freund

Sandy Freund

OSIRIS-REx Mission Operations Manager, Lockheed Martin Space

Sandy Freund began her career at Lockheed Martin Space as a college intern in the Deep Space Exploration group. She enjoyed it so much that she never left! Throughout her career she has supported numerous deep space missions including Mars Odyssey, Genesis, Stardust, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Phoenix Mars Lander, Juno, MAVEN and OSIRIS-REx. During that time, she has worked in multiple different aspects of the mission lifecycle, including spacecraft design, integration & test, and mission operations. She is currently the Mission Operations Program Manager. Sandra has a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Denver and a Master’s of Science in Space Systems Operations Management from Webster University. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and 3 boys.


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