Dean Davis is an Aerospace Scientist/Engineer, New Business Development, and Advanced Research and Development Study Manager. He is a former member of the NSS Board of Directors.
Mr. Davis is a University of Colorado graduate who specialized in physics, aerospace engineering and astrogeophysics. He went on to Denver Metro State College where he got a background in computer science and the University of Denver where he studied systems engineering.
Mr. Davis has 34 years experience as an operations research and intelligence analyst, aircraft/spacecraft design engineer, planetary scientist, systems engineer, survivability/vulnerability engineer and human factors engineer for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Hughes, TRW, Honeywell, Computer Science Corporation, and General Dynamics, as well as his own company Star Tech International. Over the last three decades, he has significantly contributed to many scientific, commercial, military, and intelligence aircraft and spacecraft.
Examples of projects Mr. Davis has made significant contributions to include: 113 Space Shuttle Missions, International Space Station, Atlas, Titan, Delta, Ariane, Space Shuttle & Aries Launch Vehicles, AV-8 & A-10 Attack Aircraft; AH-64, RAH-66 Attack Helicopters; B-52, FB-111, B-1, & B-2 Bombers; E-3, E-4, E-6, E-8 & E-10 Electronic Surveillance & Communications Aircraft, F-15, F-16, F/A-18, F-117, F-22, & F-35 Fighters; SR-71, TR-1, & RC-135 Reconnaissance Aircraft; V-22 Tilt-Rotor Aircraft; YAL-1A Airborne Laser; Voyagers 1 & 2 Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus/Neptune mission, Mariner 10 Venus/Mercury mission, Viking Mars Orbiter/Landers, Magellan Venus Orbiter, Galileo Jupiter Orbiter/Probe, Ulysses Solar Polar Orbiter, Hubble Space Telescope, Cassini Saturn Orbiter/Probe, Deep Space 1, Deep Impact, Stardust, Genesis, Mars Pathfinder/Sojourner Rover, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Opportunity & Spirit Rovers, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Messenger Mercury Orbiter, New Horizons Pluto mission, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Jupiter Icy-Moons Orbiter (JIMO) and currently Space Solar Power (SSP), Hypersonic Prompt Global Transport, and Nuclear-Powered/Ion-Engine Propelled Manned Mars Transport & Lunar & Mars Landers, Rovers, Hoppers, Air Vehicles, Mining & Processing Systems & Habitats for human exploration and colonization of the Moon, Asteroids, Comets, Phobos, and Mars.
Dean Davis is heavily involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational enrichment. As National Management Association (NMA) Boeing Aerospace Leadership Chapter (BALC) Educational Outreach Officer, Boeing Ability Awareness Association (BEAAA) President, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) LA Section Chairman, Region VI (Western United States) AIAA Deputy Director of K-12 STEM, Region I (SOCAL) National Space Society (NSS) Director, Satellite Educators Association (SEA) Vice President, California Space Authority (CSA) California Space Educational Workforce Initiative (CSEWI) Director, Southern California Aero Club (SCAC) Board Member, and Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) Technical Consultant.