Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is Chief Technologist of the Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. He envisions a future with compelling, challenging, and visionary spaceflight missions and measurements, and leads or influences teams across Goddard, industry, academia, and other governmental agencies to expand the possible to make these visions a reality.  Michael has led small satellite technology development at Goddard and is a co-initiator and co-lead for the Small Satellite Reliability Initiative, an effort involving industry, academia and a breadth of governmental agencies that collaboratively seek to broaden SmallSat mission potential by improving and quantifying the confidence of missions that incorporate these potentially disruptive spacecraft.  Before coming to Goddard, Mr. Johnson was a Staff engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory, responsible for the design, development, and management of advanced ground- and space-based proof-of-concept systems. Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Degree of Electrical Engineer from MIT.

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