Donald Barker Ph.D.
- xEMU Architecture Lead at Johnson Space Center
- Previously worked for Oceaneering Space Systems as Space Environments Scientist (orbital and lunar surface environments.),
- Previous positions at JSC include the ISS Propulsion and GN&C System Engineer/Flight Controller, ISS Program Scientist, ISS Robotics System Engineer/Flight Controller, Crew Health Care System Engineer/Flight Controller, ISS Operations Planning Flight Controller, ISS GN&C-Propulsion Flight Controller, Moscow mission control operations (HSG) during early phases of ISS assembly, and Space Flight Biomedical Engineering (cardiovascular, motor performance and neuroscience laboratories).
- Other related activities and interests include: Certified Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor; Mountaineering/Extreme Environments – Colorado 14ers, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Aconcagua, and Mt. Kilimanjaro; Mars Society MDRS Crew 02; Versed in Spanish, Russian and Japanese;
- Published papers and articles include Earth orbiting, lunar transfer, and Mars and Moon mission and vehicle architectures, Lunar dust, ISRU and landing site selection and development.
- 2022: Master of Science in Systems Engineering – Colorado State University (USA)
- 2018: PhD in Planetary Geology – University of Houston (USA) Thesis: Lunar volcanic glass characterization and analysis and Mars stratigraphy and hydrology.
- 2005: Master of Science in Space Architecture – SICSA, University of Houston (USA)
- 2003: Master of Science in Mathematics – University of Houston – Clear Lake (USA)
- 1995: Master of Science in Psychology – University of Houston – Clear Lake (USA)
- 1993: Master of Science in Physics – University of Houston – Clear Lake (USA)
- 1991: Bachelor of Science in Physics/Psychology – Colorado State University (USA)