David C. Folta

Mr. Folta leads flight dynamics support for multiple NASA missions, develops astrodynamics technologies, and collaborates with universities on innovative research. He provides operational navigation and guidance expertise to flight projects, and directs research on topics such as dynamical systems and formation flying for trajectory design applications. He is currently the GSFC Mission Design and Navigation Lead for the Mars mission, MAVEN, the Lunar IceCube mission, and libration orbit missions. Mr. Folta is Chair of the Goddard Senior Fellows. Awards include NASA’s premier honor, the Distinguished Service Medal and Goddard’s foremost engineering award, the Moe I. Schneebaum Memorial Award.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States