NASA International Space Station Risk Manager to speak at CSU - Pueblo April 7
PUEBLO – Michael Lutomski, risk manager for NASA’s International Space Station (ISS), will discuss Exploration in Space over the past four decades at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom. He also will discuss the present NASA conditions and future goals.
Lutomski has spent more than 20 years at NASA working on Manned Spaceflight Programs at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He has worked in different areas including Operations, Engineering, and Program Management for the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station programs. After earning a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan in 1988 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston in 2003, he began his career as a flight controller in the Mission Control Center in Houston. He spent two years during the mid-90’s working in NASA’s Moscow, Russia office, where he supported early ISS Operations infrastructure development.
As the ISS Risk Manager, he defines and implements the qualitative and quantitative risk management processes across all the organizations and participants of the ISS Program. These risk processes assist management in making the sound, risk-informed decisions and work to increase the probability of success of the ISS Program. He manages a qualitative risk process know as Continuous Risk Management (CRM) for the ISS Program that provides a systematic method for identifying, tracking, and controlling not only technical, but also cost, schedule, and safety risks that affect program goals and objectives.
Lutomski also is responsible for conducting quantitative risk assessments for the program using a Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) model of the ISS to quantify and compare relative risks to the crew and vehicle associated with all phases of the program including design and operations.