Bob Herman, a QuantiTech Senior Tech Advisor of NASA Programs, was recently selected to the 2017 National Space Club Florida Committee (NSCFL) Space Worker Hall of Fame, in the category of Space Launch Technology. Mr. Herman’s name will be etched on a plaque and placed on the NSCFL Hall of Fame obelisk at Space View Park Museum. The award honors those who have made significant contributions to our space program in all areas of launch and mission operations including Space Launch Technology, Space Flight Support, Human Spaceflight Advancement and Space Flight Advocacy and Education. Mr. Herman’s exceptional contributions to the Space Vehicle, Ground Launch, or Range Systems hardware, procedures, software and/or technical support directly contributed to the launching of manned and unmanned payloads in support of United States Space interests.
Mr. Herman and the other award recipients were honored at a NSCFL luncheon held at Port Canaveral on August 08, 2017. Mr. Herman is a Native Floridian and University of Central Florida (FTU) graduate. He started his career as a Flight Control Systems Engineer for Rockwell in November 1979 and supported the first flow and launch of Columbia. He was also on the system engineering team for every inaugural processing flow and launch of each shuttle orbiter. He was the first Launch Processing Integration Engineer (TPE) at Vandenberg AFB and returned to KSC as the first Senior Vehicle Engineer for Discovery’s Return to Flight flow. Later in his career, Mr. Herman served as the Chief Engineer and Shuttle Engineering director for United Space Alliance’s KSC Ground Operations. As Chief Engineer, he was responsible for the technical direction of the USA Operations at KSC for 29 successful space shuttle launches. In 2007 Herman became the SRB Deputy Program Manager then moved on as USA’s and ATK’s Site Executive in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Herman joined QuantiTech’s Team in 2016; he and his wife, Shelly live in Titusville, Florida where they enjoy spoiling their four grandkids.
QuantiTech is honored to have such a distinguished member of NASA’s space exploration program on our team!