Bill Parsons (GenE)
Bill Parsons joined RD AMROSS in April 2011. RD AMROSS, LLC markets liquid propulsion rocket engines (RD-120, RD-151, RD-171, etc.) for NPO Energomash, including the RD-180 that provides the main thrust on the Atlas V Launch Vehicle made by United Launch Alliance. Prior to joining RD AMROSS, Bill was Vice President, Strategic Space Initiatives, Lockheed Martin, Information Systems and Global Solutions-Civil.
He provided strategic guidance to IS&GS-Civil for Space Programs and Missions. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Bill served as the Director of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida and served in other key positions including the Deputy Director of KSC, the Director of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, the Shuttle Program Manager for Return to Flight after the Columbia tragedy and the Deputy Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. In 1990, Parsons joined the NASA team at the Kennedy Space Center in the Shuttle Operations Directorate.
Bill Parsons held numerous positions within the Shuttle Operations Directorate including Shuttle Flow Director. Parsons has received numerous honors including the Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious Executive); NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal and Distinguished Service Medal; the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement; the Silver Snoopy. He also received the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Engineering Alumni of the year award from the University of Mississippi and the Alumni of the year award from the University of Central Florida.
Bill Parsons holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree from the University of Mississippi and a Master’s of Engineering Management degree from the University of Central Florida.He holds a Bachelor's of Engineering degree from the University of Mississippi and a Master's of Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida.