by Robert S.
When I left the space program in the 1980s, I supported the Air Force Satellite Control Facility network headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. I was the quality manager in Sunnyvale with Ford Aerospace, and Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale was our maintenance and operation subcontractor. I left after eight years and joined a mid-range defense contractor, building avionics for the Navy, Air Force and Army. I joined Lockheed Martin in 2006 to work on the next space vehicle, the Orion Crew Module as a quality engineer. I have enjoyed working on this important program and look forward to the first Orion orbital flight in 2014.