[Former Kennedy Space Center]

Former Technology Management Branch Chief [Retired]

Ms. Maria Lopez-Tellado works within the Engineering Directorate, Technical Management Integration Office at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida. She is responsible for the development and implementation of Technology activities at KSC.

Ms. Lopez-Tellado has 30 years of technical and program management experience in the research, development, and production of interdisciplinary Aerospace and Navy systems. One of her professional highlights was the time she spent at NASA Headquarters, when she had the opportunity to participate in a presidential study to plan a piloted mission to Mars. This experience gave her a profound understanding and appreciation of the technology limitations of our times.

Educational Background

Ms. Maria Lopez-Tellado holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters in Engineering Administration from George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is located on the east coast of Florida approximately midway between Jacksonville and Miami.

NASA KSC was named after Presiden John F. Kennedy. KSC has hosted millions of guests from around the world for more than 30 years — telling the story of how the United States built a space program that launched men to the moon, orbited satellites that have improved our lives, and sent probes into distant space to solve the mysteries of the cosmos.

For more information, visit NASA Kennedy Space Center home page.