“Airborne Wind Energy Technology and Regulatory Gaps: A NASA Perspective”
Mr. North is a senior aerospace engineer in the Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate at the NASA Langley Research Center. He has provided mission analysis and conceptual design engineering for NASA’s space exploration program since 2004. He is currently serving as the mechanical engineering and mockup lead for NASA’s Altair
lunar lander design team. Mr. North previously worked at Pratt & Whitney on various rocket engine and jet engine design teams including the Space Shuttle Main Engine, the RL-10 rocket engine, and the F-100, F-135 and Joint Strike Fighter jet engines. He also worked at Siemens designing low-emissions combustors for industrial gas turbines.
Mr. North holds several clean energy related patents. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas.