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James Hansen Newman

Chair
Space Systems Academic Group
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2487
Education
  • PhD - Rice University 1984
    Major: Physics
  • MA - Rice University 1982
    Major: Physics
  • BA - Dartmouth College 1978
    Distinction: Cum laude
NPS Experience
  • 2013 - current: Professor
  • 2008 - 2013: Professor
Other Experience
  • 2003 - 2006 Director, NASA's Human Space Flight Program, Russia
  • 1990 - 2003 NASA / Johnson Space Center / Astronaut Office
  • 1985 - 1990 NASA / Training Division
Research Interests
Development of infrastructure to enable effective use of CubeSats for focused research of National interest.
Teaching Interests
Project-based courses involving CubeSats, balloons, and rockets
Orbital Mechanics and Launch Systems
Satellite Modeling and Simulation
Programming for Space Applications
Payload Design Laboratory Courses

Awards

  • 2016 - Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2014 - AIAA Haley Space Flight Award, AIAA
  • 2008 - California Astronaut Hall of Fame (Former Astronaut)
  • 2008 - California Space Authority SpotBeam Award
  • 2007 - Distinguished Alumni Award, Rice University
  • 2003 - Space Flight Awards (STS-51, 69, 88, 109), NASA
  • 2002 - Group Achievement Award to the Space Vision System Team, NASA
  • 2001 - National Award for Space Achievement Team Award, Rotary Foundation
  • 1996 - Exceptional Service Medal, NASA
  • 1996 - Flight Achievement Awards, AAS
  • 1995 - Superior Achievement Award, Institute of Navigation
  • 1994 - Flight Achievement Awards, AAS
  • 1988 - Superior Achievement Award, NASA

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1992 Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • 1984 Sigma Xi
  • 1984 American Physical Society