EIS Chief Designer Emeritus
Jonathan Lapin started working in the aerospace industry in 1982 with McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (MDAC), and retired in 2014 after 28 years at NASA. He trained astronauts and flight controllers, managed a group that planned training for the future space station, built and managed a cockpit simulator, and helped develop and operate the sensors that inspected the Shuttle while it was in orbit. Just before retirement, he was helping prototype the human interface for an advanced space suit. Prior to joining NASA, he worked at MDAC. At MDAC, he worked on a space-based laser communications system; and helped design, develop, test and operate a Shuttle experiment designed to purify life-saving proteins. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Washington University.