John Shannon, formerly Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) International Space Station program manager, has been named vice president and program manager for the company’s space launch system.
He succeeds retiring Virginia Barnes, Boeing said Thursday.
Shannon previously served as deputy associate administrator for NASA’s exploration planning in the human exploration and operations mission directorate before he joined Boeing.
He also managed the agency’s space shuttle program.
Boeing is working to develop and test core stages and avionics for SLS, a program intended to help NASA carry people and cargo into space.