Paul De León is a flight campaign manager for Flight Opportunities, providing technical direction and managing reduced-gravity parabolic, high-altitude balloon, and suborbital flight campaigns with the goal of maturing space technologies of interest to NASA. With a tenure of over 20 years, Paul has supported multiple NASA projects and programs in a variety of fields including airborne science, space vehicle thermal protection systems, space-borne payload development, and integration and launch. Paul has received numerous NASA certificates, awards, and honors during his career, including a 2018 NASA Ames Engineering Honor Award for outstanding contributions to the Flight Opportunities program. He has also completed the NASA-sponsored graduate program in Space Systems Engineering through the Stevens Institute of Technology as well as NASA’s Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program.

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