Earth Science Mission Operations Project Manager
Mail code 428
Goddard Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: (301) 614-5347
Mr. Watson currently serves as the NASA Earth Science Mission Operations (ESMO) Project Manager at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). In this position he is responsible for assuring the safe and efficient operations of the Terra, Aqua, Aura, GPM, and ICESat-2 spacecraft and to provide leadership in management of the A-Train constellation of spacecraft.
Since joining the GSFC in 1988, Mr. Watson has successfully worked on a number of technical assignments and programs including serving as the GSFC Deputy CIO for Enterprise Architecture and the Hubble Space Telescope Ground Systems Manager.
Mr. Watson holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a MS in Computer Science from Loyola and a Masters in General Administration specializing in the management of IT systems from the University of Maryland University College.