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Mr. Gary L. Martin is the Director of Partnership Directorate at Ames Research Center. In this position he oversees public-private and international partnerships, new business opportunities, and NASA’s SBIR/STTR program for the Center.
Mr. Martin has been a civil servant at NASA for 25 years and has worked at Langley Research Center, NASA Headquarters and Goddard Space Flight Center before coming to Ames. He has worked primarily in the science mission and human spaceflight areas, usually in program management for advanced technology and strategic planning. In 2002, he was named as NASA’s first Space Architect, leading strategic planning for the Agency and providing the analysis that was used to develop NASA’s Vision for Exploration. For this work he was awarded NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2005. From 2005-2007 and 2012-2013 Mr. Martin was on a NASA Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment as the Director of the Space Studies Program at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
Mr. Martin holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering/Astronautical Engineering from George Washington University, and dual Bachelors degrees in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Virginia Commonwealth University and Bachelors in Anthropology from Colorado State University.