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Mr. Richard H. Kohrs

Chief Engineer, Kistler Aerospace Corporation

Mr. Kohrs has over 40 years of experience in aerospace systems engineering, stress analysis and integration. He has held senior management positions in NASA programs from Apollo to Space Station. After Apollo, Kohrs's positions in the Space Shuttle Program included Manager of System Integration, Deputy Manager and then Deputy Director. As Deputy Director, he was responsible for the daily engineering, processing and operations activities of the Shuttle Program, and he developed an extensive background in Shuttle systems integration. In 1989, Kohrs became Director of Space Station Freedom, with overall responsibility for its development and operation. After years of public service, he left NASA to become Director of the ANSER Center for International Aerospace Cooperation (1994-1997). Kohrs joined Kistler Aerospace in 1997. His primary responsibilities as Chief Engineer include vehicle integration, design specifications, design data books, interface control, vehicle weight, performance and engineering review board matters. In 1956, he received a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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