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Robert Pearlman

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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced July 5 it has hired NASA astronaut Steven Lindsey as its Director of Flight Operations.
The newest member of the Dream Chaser management team is astronaut Steven Lindsey who will be joining the SNC Dream Chaser team in July as Director of Flight Operations.

Steve is the former Chief of NASA's Astronaut Office, which he ran for four years and is a veteran of five space shuttle missions, most recently commanding space shuttle mission STS-133.

In his new role at SNC, Steve will be responsible for activities related to flight testing, flight operations, and crew training.

Steve joins a select group of other former NASA personnel who have joined the Dream Chaser team, bringing to SNC extensive human spaceflight experience in the area of operations, safety, design, development, systems integration, and programmatics.

Commenting on the addition of Lindsey to the Dream Chaser team, fellow former astronaut, SNC Vice President of Space Exploration Systems and program executive for the Dream Chaser Program Jim Voss said, "I am very pleased that Steve has chosen to bring his vast human spaceflight experience to help us build a safe, reliable, and cost effective human spacecraft for our nation."

"Steve joins a talented group with broad experience base that includes expertise on multiple NASA and partner spacecraft and launch vehicles including the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Orion, Soyuz, Mir, X-38, Progress, ATV, H-II Transfer Vehicle, Ares, and the Atlas V."

Lindsey is a veteran of five spaceflights. He served as pilot on STS-87 in 1997 and STS-95 in 1998, and was the mission commander on STS-104 in 2001, STS-121 in 2006, and the final flight of space shuttle Discovery, STS-133 in 2011.

Robert Pearlman

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NASA release
NASA Astronaut Steve Lindsey Leaves The Agency

NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry. His last day with NASA will be Friday, July 15.

Lindsey, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is a veteran of five space shuttle missions. He also served as chief of the NASA Astronaut Office from September 2006 to October 2009.

"Steve's a consummate leader and has been a great role model within the corps," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office. "His calm demeanor and steady presence has been invaluable to not only his shuttle mission crews but also our office as a whole. I know he will be a great asset to the next team privileged to work with him."

As chief of the Astronaut Office, Lindsey was responsible for spacecraft development; crew selection and training; flight test and crew operations in support of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station Programs.

Lindsey commanded the STS-133 flight in February 2011, STS-121 in 2006 and STS-104 in 2001. He served as the pilot on STS-95 in 1998 and STS-87 in 1997. He joined NASA as an astronaut candidate in 1994. Lindsey logged more than 1500 hours in space.

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