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   Darin Skelly
   Mission Integration Manager
NASA Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
United States Of America
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High School: Cape Coral high School, Cape Coral,  FL
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Univeristy of Florida- Go Gators!
M.S. in Engineering Management, University of Central Florida

Background Information
In January 2002 Mr. Darin Skelly was selected as the Range Technology Development Program Manager for a new initiative at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) called the Spaceport and Range Technology Program. In this capacity Mr. Skelly is formulating a new program and assisting NASA KSC in developing its new mission, Spaceport and Range Technology Development. In addition to his role as a program manager, he is also the NASA Chair for a national technology working group called the Advanced Range Technologies Working Group. Under his guidance this working group, with a membership of more than 300, is developing America’s next-generation launch and test range technology roadmaps. Prior to these current assignments, Mr. Skelly was one of twenty members of the NASA KSC management team directly reporting to the KSC Center Director. In this role he helped to develop the center’s strategic planning activities. Mr. Skelly has held many prestigious positions at KSC. Prior to his assignment with the Director, he was the Mission Manager for the April 7, 2001 Mars Odyssey Launch. In this capacity, he led the team of engineers, integrators, and budget and contract specialists for this nationally vital launch. He has also held positions in Flight System Safety, Mechanical Engineering, Integration Engineering, and Launch Processing. Mr. Skelly has also worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California as the KSC Resident Manager. Mr. Skelly is a Masters of Science Honors Graduate (Engineering Management, class 1994) from the University of Central Florida, and Bachelor of Science Honors Graduate (Aerospace Engineering, class 1990) from the University of Florida. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work for the Agency, and is one of the Center’s future leaders. Skelly was born in Malone, NY, but grew up in Noblesville, IN, Slidell, LA, and Cape Coral, FL. He currently resides in Oviedo, FL. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Angie, and their two children, Daniel and Allie.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

As Advanced Mission Integration Manager I performed the early launch vehicle (LV) trades to determine and optimize the LV needed for mission. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

Enjoy the learning part. Push can do it. Stick to what you start and finish the job, regardless of how hard or impossible it seems. [more personal reflections ...]