Dan Dumbacher to Lead Development of Ares

Dan Dumbacher, deputy director of the Exploration Launch Projects Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., helps manage and lead overall development and integration of the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicle systems.

NASA’s Ares I is the launch vehicle that will transport the Orion crew exploration vehicle to space. Ares V will serve as NASA’s primary vessel for delivering resources to space — from large-scale hardware and materials to establish a permanent moon base, to food and fresh water needed to extend a human presence beyond Earth orbit.