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Dr. Charles C. Daniel

Engineering Consultant

From Saturn V to the International Space Station (ISS), Dr. Daniel has served as an engineer and manager in space flight vehicle design, analysis, integration and testing. His career began in 1968 at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) where he supported Saturn Instrument Unit operations for Apollo 11, 12 and 13. He performed avionics integration work for the Skylab program. For the Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB), he developed avionics and served as Flight Operations Lead. Daniel worked with the original Space Station Skunk Works for definition of the space station concept and developed the project's master engineering schedule. Following the Challenger accident, he led the evaluation of all Space Shuttle hazard analyses and coordinated acceptance analyses associated with modifications to the SRBs. During Space Station Freedom development, he was the Avionics Lead and served as MSFC Lead for Level II assembly and configuration development. Daniel helped plan Russian participation in the Space Station Restructure activity and later returned to MSFC as Chief Engineer for Space Station. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and has completed postgraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley and MIT. He has served on one NASA Advisory Council task force on Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous and Docking Operations and another on ISS Operational Readiness.

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