Todd - bio
United Space Alliance
as a Simulation Supervisor and Project Lead at the Johnson Space
Center in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for leading simulations
for training of the NASA Astronaut and Flight Control Teams. He
has also worked as an Operations Lead at the Mission Control Center
in Moscow, Russia.
a year, Bill is responsible for managing the NASA Undersea Research
Team “NEEMO” -- NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations.
NASA utilizes the “Aquarius” undersea habitat as a research
analog for space missions to develop concepts for long-term space
As a little kid, Billy grew up watching the Apollo launches from
his beachfront hometown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, where his father
was also employed in the Space program. It was there that he was
immersed in and captivated by both sea and space environments.
have come from a broad field including Homer and Homer Simpson,
Jacques Cousteau, Scott Carpenter, Jules Verne, Charles Darwin,
Thomas Jefferson, Jimmy Page, SRV, and of course, his dad.
from the University of Houston with a degree in Geology in 1982.
He enjoys working in and visiting underwater habitats and submersibles
and was first an aquanaut on the 2000 “NASA SEATEST“
mission and then again for the Oct. 2001 NASA NEEMO 1 mission. He
also has managed the “topside“ teams for NASA missions
He is a PADI
Divemaster, Instrument rated pilot and Explorers Club Fellow. His
hobbies are lawn work, not eating seafood, boating, diving, snow
skiing and playing guitar in his rock band, “ The Rockit Scientists.”
Bill and his wife Karen have two daughters, Kristen and Kari. They
reside in Seabrook, Texas.