Meet: John F. Muratore
What he does
For the last seven years John Muratore has been the Program Manager and
principal architect of NASA’s X-38 Program which was responsible
for building a prototype spacecraft to be used as an emergency return
vehicle for the International Space Station. Much of his work on this
program gave him the opportunity to fly and conduct flight testing on
many types of military aircraft supporting the project.
He is now working on a brand new project to build new Bio-technology
experiments to fly on-board the International Space Station Which will
teach us how to grow cells to cure diseases
Preparation for Career
John Muratore holds an Undergraduate Science degree in Engineering from
Yale University. He also has a Masters Degree in Computer Systems from
the University of Houston, and is now working towards his Doctorate in
His Career Journey
For four years he served as an Officer in the United States Air Force
working in developing space launch systems and in testing and checkout
of NASA’s Space Shuttle systems.
He began his career at NASA as an Integrated Communications
Officer in NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas sending
commands to the shuttle inflight from Mission Control.
He went on to become one of NASA’s prestigious Flight
Directors where he served for four Space Shuttle flights, including the
Hubble Space Telescope Repair mission.
He was then put in charge of rebuilding and upgrading all
of the Mission Control Center facilities at NASA’s Johnson Space