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Dr. Mason Peck

Dr. Mason Peck

After leaving the Ph.D. program in English at the University of Chicago, Peck earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked at Bell Helicopter from 1993 to 1994 on structural dynamics. From 1994 to 2001 he was an attitude dynamics specialist and systems engineer at Hughes Space and Communications (now Boeing Satellite Systems). During his years at Boeing he served as attitude dynamics lead in the Boeing mission control center, participating in real-time spacecraft operations and helping to resolve spacecraft performance anomalies. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at UCLA as a Howard Hughes Fellow from 1998 to 2001. In 2001 he joined Honeywell Defense and Space Systems , and in 2003 was named Principal Fellow. He has been issued several patents. In July of 2004, he joined the faculty at Cornell University, where he teaches courses in dynamics and control and in the systems engineering program. He was promoted to Associate Professor in fall 2010. In 2012 he was appointed as NASA's Chief Technologist.


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