Chief Technologist, United Launch Alliance

John Reed is United Launch Alliance’s Chief Technologist and Senior Technical Fellow for Guidance Navigation and Control. Mr. Reed is responsible for the Technical Fellows program at ULA and manages a portfolio of IRAD investments. He is currently focused on a wide variety of initiatives from Principal Investigator for launch vehicle reuse to enhanced navigation, whether in earth orbit or CisLunar operations, to creating a culture of innovation. He has been working a variety of roles on launch vehicles in Denver since 1986.

Reed is a long time member of the AAS and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He is the Guidance, Navigation and Control Technical Committee Chair and serves as TC Liaison for the Rocky Mountain Section. He received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology) and his master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.