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Michael J. Wiskerchen

STS Project Scientist

NASA

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Background Information

Employment History

Hi-Tech Research Institute


Director

California Space Grant Foundation Inc


Affiliations

Space Grant Education and Enterprise Institute Inc

Board Member


Navastro Company

Board Member


National Space Grant Foundation

Board Member


National Council of Space Grant

Board Member


National Space Society

Advisory Committee Member


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Member of the Space Physics Division


International Space Development Conference

Advisory Committee Member


Task Force for Scientific Uses of Space Station

Committee


Education

Ph.D.


Ph.D. degree

Physics

University of Denver


Web References(58 Total References)


Management Team

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Dr. Michael Wiskerchen, Ph.D.,
Vice President, Spaceflight Operations Over the past 40 years, Dr. Wiskerchen has had a diverse academic and research career in space-related science and engineering at the University of Arizona, NASA, Stanford University and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He is an emeritus faculty member in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of California, San Diego and is also the emeritus Director of the California Space Grant Consortium (NASA sponsored K-12, undergraduate, and graduate educational program) and Executive Director of the non-profit Space Grant Education & Enterprise Institute. Dr. Wiskerchen received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Denver. While at NASA (1978-1984) as a member of the Space Physics Division, he served as Program Scientist for the Shuttle STS 9 Mission (Spacelab I). read more At Stanford University (1984-1990), Dr. Wiskerchen served on the international Task Force for Scientific Uses of Space Station (TFSUSS) committee and chaired the Payload Operations team. He developed the “Telescience� operations concepts as part of the TFSUSS activities. His recent efforts at UCSD have been focused on the development, application and operations of space related projects that involves an alliance between industry, university, and government partners. These projects range from natural hazards and remote sensing using suborbital & orbital vehicles to shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). Since 2005 to the present, Dr. Wiskerchen has devoted considerable effort in developing private/public partnerships involving both space-related research and commercial programs on the International Space Station. From 2005 through 2009, he facilitated a series of workshops at NASA Ames Research Park that involved utilization of the ISS for research, commercial ventures, and education. In 2008-2009, he facilitated the formation of the Biotechnology Space Research Alliance (BSRA), a private/public partnership, to stimulate participation in the International Space Station National Laboratory (ISSNL) to validate its capabilities as a unique and cost effective research environment for breakthrough biomedical and biotechnology discoveries. He also served as a consultant to the ISSNL Education Concept Development Task Force that developed a strategy for using the ISS as an educational asset.


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Dr. Michael Wiskerchen, Emeritus - University of California, San Diego, Former STS Project Scientist, NASA


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Zero Gravity Solutions appoints Dr. Michael Wiskerchen as VP Spaceflight Operations
Zero Gravity Solutions appoints Dr. Michael Wiskerchen as VP Spaceflight Operations Microcom Systems Zero Gravity Solutions appoints Dr. Michael Wiskerchen as VP Spaceflight Operations (6 August 2013) Zero Gravity Solutions announced today that Dr. Michael Wiskerchen has joined the Company's senior management team as Vice President, Spaceflight Operations. Dr. Wiskerchen, an internationally recognized senior member of the NASA space flight team, will be responsible for the organization and management of ZGSI's upcoming International Space Station (ISS) space flight program. He will build upon the Company's IP and research from six previous NASA-enabled flights to the ISS. Dr. Wiskerchen has spent the last several years developing public/private partnerships involving space-related research and commercial programs on the ISS. During his time at NASA Dr. Wiskerchen served as program scientist for the space shuttle STS-9 mission (Spacelab 1). He was an integral part of the international team for the operational design of the ISS. More recently he facilitated the formation of the Biotechnology Space Research Alliance, a public/private partnership to stimulate research and commercial utilization on the ISS. Dr. Wiskerchen stated, "ZGSI is in an ideal position to take advantage of emerging capabilities that are critical to the successful utilization of the ISS for research and commercial ventures. The first is the appearance of several commercial space transportation companies that provide essential access to and from space. The second is the transition from a government-managed space laboratory to one managed and operated by non-profit and/or commercial entities. Dr. Wiskerchen further added, "I am pleased to be part of the team assembled by Zero Gravity Solutions, which has the scientific, space operations and business financial experience to monetize our scientific achievements in a weightless environment."


www.zerogsi.com

Announces the Appointment of Dr. Michael Wiskerchen as Vice President, Spaceflight Operations
Boca Raton, Florida and San Diego, California â€" (August 6, 2013) â€" Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (ZGSI or “the Companyâ€�), trading symbol PK: ZGSI.PK, announced today that Dr. Michael Wiskerchen has joined the Company’s senior management team as Vice President, Spaceflight Operations. Dr. Wiskerchen, an internationally recognized senior member of the NASA space flight team, will be responsible for the organization and management of ZGSI’s upcoming International Space Station (ISS) space flight program. He will build upon the Company’s IP and research from six previous NASA-enabled flights to the ISS. Dr. Wiskerchen has spent the last several years developing public/private partnerships involving space-related research and commercial programs on the ISS. During his time at NASA Dr. Wiskerchen served as program scientist for the space shuttle STS-9 mission (Spacelab 1). He was an integral part of the international team for the operational design of the ISS. More recently he facilitated the formation of the Biotechnology Space Research Alliance, a public/private partnership to stimulate research and commercial utilization on the ISS.


Newsday.com - A Test for NASA, Shuttle

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Michael Wiskerchen, a former NASA scientist now with the California Space Institute in San Diego, agreed."I would question whether NASA has maintained enough system engineering and management expertise within its own ranks," he said.The agency needs more managers, he said, "who really understand how to manage a very complex, integrated system and the contractors who are hired to maintain" the shuttle."I would also question whether that will ever be done," he said, given tight budget constraints on the agency.


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