Stewart Nozette

Dr. Stewart Nozette worked with the Naval Research laboratory to continue the work started by the Clementine program under the Interagency Personnel Act.  He also served as a consultant and investment advisor to Murphree Texas Investors and with associated venture backed technology companies.  Dr. Nozette has served as a member of the professional staff of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 1990.  He served as a consultant and Senior Scientist for Spacecraft Design and Production with Hughes Space and Communications in 1997 and 1998.  He was a technical director of the microsatellite program at the USAF Phillips Laboratory from 1994-1997.

Previously, he was the Deputy for Sensor Integration (The Clementine Program), at the Department of Defense Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Science and Technology Directorate.  He served in this capacity from October 1991 to October 1994.  During 1990 and 1991, Dr. Nozette served as a member of the Synthesis Group, a Presidential Commission charter to plan the Space Exploration Initiative.  He served at the White House National Space Council in 1989.

During 1986-1989, Dr. Nozette served as a Special Assistant to the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, in the Office of Survivability, Lethality, and Key Technologies.  Dr. Nozette also served on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, from 1984 to 1989, where he led a number of NASA sponsored studies on future space activities.  He also served as a Senior Research Fellow IC2 Institute and as the Vice President of the Large Scale Programs Institute, also of the University of Texas.  From 1983 to 1984, Dr. Nozette served as a post graduate researcher at the University of California at San Diego, California Space Institute, where he participated in the Defensive Technology Study (Fletcher Study).

Dr. Nozette received his B.S. in Geosciences from the University of Arizona in 1979, and his Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983.  Dr. Nozette served as a visiting scientist at NASA Headquarters, Office of Solar System Exploration, during 1980-81 and received a Space Industrialization Fellowship from the Space Foundation of Houston, in 1981.

In 1994, Dr. Nozette was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for his conception and execution of the Clementine mission.  He was one of the National Space Society’s 25 Young Space Pioneers for 1994 and recipient of the NSS 1994 Award for Achievement in Science and Engineering.  Dr Nozette has also received the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement, the National Space Club Nelson P Jackson Award, the Aviation Week and Space Technology 1994 Aerospace Laurel Award for outstanding achievement in the field of Space, the 1995 Space Frontier Foundation Vision to Reality Award, and the X-Prize Foundation New Spirit of St. Louis Award.

Dr. Nozette is the author of over 50 technical publications and is the editor of Commercializing SDI Technologies, Praeger Press, 1986.  Dr. Nozette was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1957.  He is married and resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland. - Computer Security & 
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