B r u c e  J u r c e v i c h
Associate Program Manager for the Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) program
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, California

Who I Am

For the past year-and-a-half, I have been the Associate program manager for the Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) in charge of the mechanical and optical systems. I am technically responsible for the X-ray mirror, the mechanical structure, the contamination control, thermal subsystems and instrument assembly.

My Journey

I grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where as a high school student I took night classes at a vocational technical school learning mechanical drafting and electronics. Went to college for mechanical engineering at the Penn State University and after graduation I took my first job at the Kennedy Space Center working for Lockheed launching space shuttles. As part of the space shuttle engineering team I participated in 9 shuttle launches with the Challenger accident being the final launch. After Challenger I moved to California and began working for the Lockheed research and development division in Palo Alto and have been here ever since.

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