Michael Downs

Michael Downs

Expertise: Communications and Logistics
Affiliation: NASA Kennedy Space Center
Advanced Project Engineer for KSC IT Application Services Division
B.S. Computer Science, University of Central Florida
Cisco Certified Network Engineer
NAUI Open Water Diver


Michael began working at NASA Kennedy Space Center as a cooperative education student in 1992.
Since 2006, Michael has been involved in NASA’s Desert Rats Analog test programs, working communications and logistics for field outings in Arizona and Washington State.
Currently, he is the IT Lead Communications Engineer for the Constellation Program Recovery and Retrieval Communications Element.

Major Science Goals at Pavilion Lake

At Pavilion Lake, Michael is responsible for the communications infrastructure that will be used this year, as well as the NASA MMCC (Mobile Mission Control Center) that will be supporting the project for the first time this year.