Lead, Hypervelocity Impact Technology | NASA
Lead, Hypervelocity Impact Technology
Eric Christiansen is the micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) protection lead at the Johnson Space Center. He also is the supervisor for the ARES Hypervelocity and Orbital Debris Office (mail code XI5). His work with MMOD risk has implications for the International Space Station, Orion, Commercial Crew and Cargo vehicles, and other possible future space vehicles. Christiansen is responsible for testing and analyzing MMOD protection on current spacecraft, and developing new protection approaches and technologies for future spacecraft. His work supports NASA’s strategic goal to expand knowledge and capabilities in space and directly contributes to the protection of life and science currently on-board the International Space Station.