John Reed

Chief Rocket Scientist, United Launch Alliance

John Reed is United Launch Alliance’s Chief Rocket Scientist, and former Senior Technical Fellow for Guidance Navigation and Control. Mr. Reed manages the Technical Fellows program at ULA. He is currently focused on a wide variety of initiatives from Principal Investigator for launch vehicle reuse to enhanced navigation and trajectory planning, from defining our next generation capabilities to creating a culture of innovation and protecting our Intellectual Property. He has been working a variety of roles on launch vehicles in Denver since 1986. 

Reed is a long-time member of the AAS and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He is the Collaboration Program Chair for ASCEND and serves as TC Liaison for the Rocky Mountain Section of AIAA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology) and his master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

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