Kathryn L. Lueders

Kathryn L. Lueders is the manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which is leading the development and certification efforts of the next United States crew transportation and rescue service capabilities to and from the International Space Station.

Lueders previously served as the ISS Program’s Transportation Integration manager. In that post, she managed the commercial cargo resupply services to the space station and was responsible for oversight of the international partner vehicles — the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle, the Japanese Space Agency’s H-II Transfer Vehicle, and the Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft.

Lueders began her NASA career in 1992 at the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico where she was the manager of the Shuttle Orbital Maneuvering System and Reaction Control Systems Depot. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor and Master of Science in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University.