Biography – Tracy R. Gill, NASA/KSC Technology Strategy Manager
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Tracy Gill works for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). He has thirty years of experience on space shuttle payloads and on space station elements and experiment payloads gaining valuable experience doing “hands-on” work on flight and ground support hardware and working with people from all over the United States and the world. Tracy has worked extensively with employees and contractors from other NASA field centers, from universities, and from international engineering teams from the European Space Agency (ESA), Italy, Germany, France, Canada, and Japan.
Tracy was also engaged on the Constellation program supporting the Orion, Ground Operations, Altair, and Lunar Surface Systems projects, developing initial requirements and planning concepts of operations. After Constellation, he was a deputy project manager for the Habitat Demonstration Unit (HDU) project. He was responsible for leading members of a multi-center team, designing and building a habitat system to support analog testing of advanced habitation systems. He has also served roles supporting the research and technology development at the Kennedy Space Center including a role as the center Deputy Chief Technologist.
He currently supports the NASA Artemis program including the Gateway and NextSTEP (Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships) commercial partnering efforts for lunar and Mars exploration. He also manages the X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge for NASA. Tracy holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Aerospace and Mechanical Systems from the University of Florida, an MS in Space Systems from Florida Tech, and is a graduate of the International Space University Space Studies Program in 2006. He is also an adjunct professor for the International Space University.