Scott began working in the Vehicle Analysis Branch at NASA’s Langley Research Center soon after his graduation from Auburn University. Scott, who also co-oped with NASA-Langley, earned his Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree in August 1988. In May 1991, he received a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin through the NASA Graduate Study Program. Under the same program, Scott is currently doing dissertation research as a Doctor of Philosophy candidate of the University of Texas at Austin under Dr. Wallace Fowler. During his tenure at NASA, he has worked on the Pegasus XL Return-to-Flight team, the X-33 Phase-1 program, 2001 Mars Odyssey Orbiter mission, 2003 Mars Exploration Rover Lander mission, Genesis entry, descent and landing (EDL) simulation team, 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, NESC Cassini/Huygens probe independent technical assessment, Mars Science Laboratory mission, as well as human and robotic Mars mission planning and development. He is the author or co-author of over 30 technical papers. His capabilities include trajectory simulation development as well as design, development and analysis of Mars and Earth atmospheric entry systems. Scott is the program manager for the Program to Optimize Simulated Trajectories II. He also leads the NASA-wide team developing the Mars Science Laboratory EDL engineering simulation. Scott leads the NASA Langley technical team responsible for the evaluation, design, development, and engineering simulation of the aerobraking phase of the Mars 2005 Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.