Shawn Quinn, formerly a director of engineering at NASA, has been appointed manager of the Exploration Ground Systems program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Quinn will succeed Mike Bolger and lead a group that prepares the systems required to process and launch the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft in support of the Artemis space exploration mission, NASA said Friday.
Bolger retired from NASA in late 2022 after 35 years of service and following the launch of Artemis I, an uncrewed mission to explore the lunar surface.
Quinn brings to the role experience with the Exploration Ground Systems Program, having previously served as an associate program manager responsible for overseeing ground systems development activities.
He also served as manager of the vehicle integration and launch integration product team.
Quinn joined NASA’s Engineering Cooperative Education Program in 1985 while studying for his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.