Samuel Scimemi


Mr. Scimemi is the Director for International Space Station at NASA Headquarters within the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.

Mr. Scimemi has 27 years experience in human space flight, earth and space science missions as both a contractor and civil servant. His background spans development of complex space systems, testing in extreme conditions, and real-time crew operations.  He has been employed at four NASA centers; Johnson Space Center, Ames Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, and Headquarters.  His career has encompassed the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), and NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) programs.  He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.