Dean E. Davis

Dean Davis is a Senior Principal Scientist/Engineer and Senior Study Leader for the Boeing Advanced Phantom Works, Analysis, Modeling, Simulation, & Experimentation (AMSE) organization in St. Louis, operating out of El Segundo, California. 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 31 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 contributed to many scientific, commercial, military, and intelligence aircraft and spacecraft. Examples of projects Mr. Davis has made significant contributions to include: 52 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, B-1, & B-2 Bombers; E-3, E-4, E-6, E-8 & E-10 Electronic Surveillance & Communications Aircraft, F-15, F-16, F-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 Hypersonic Prompt Global Transport, Space Solar Power and the Project Constellation Aries Launch Vehicles & Lunar & Mars Landers, Rovers, Mining & Processing Systems & Habitats for human exploration and colonization of the moon and Mars.

Broadcast 1445 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dean Davis. Topic: The future of American Human Space Flight. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. We welcomed Dean Davis, Senior Principal Scientist/Engineer and Senior Study Leader for the Boeing Advanced Phantom Works. In our first segment, Mr. Davis said that our space program was like a ship without a rudder and the flexible path from Augustine allowed us to do anything we want but in reality meant we will do nothing.

Broadcast 1156 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dean Davis. Topics: public education, engineers, lobbying elected officials, GPS vulnerability, airborne laser, SSP, satellite protection, Phantom Works. This program is the first of a series of programs The Space Show is undertaking regarding the state of public education in California as well as the rest of the United States. Dean Davis was our guest today to discuss with us STEM education and educational outreach programs for public high school students as well as other K-12 educational programs.

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