Lockheed Martin CorporationExternal Element Integration Lead

Kat Coderre joined Lockheed Martin (LM) in 2007 and currently works with the Human Landing System (HLS) team at Lockheed Martin Space as the External Element Integration Lead. Kat is also the Lockheed Martin Principal Investigator for the AstroRad Vest; a radiation protection vest for astronauts in the deep space environment which is currently on the International Space Station. Kat holds a dual undergraduate degree in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and a Master’s in Space Systems Engineering from Steven’s Institute of Technology in New Jersey.

Kat is currently a Senior Staff Systems Engineer with Lockheed Martin Space in Denver, Colorado. Kat has 14 years of experience working in Human Spaceflight, first as a contractor at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and now in Denver. Most recently she has been working on returning humans to the Moon, currently on the HLS Program, and previously by working with NASA on studies focusing on the Gateway Program, where she led the Lockheed Martin team as the Habitat Element Lead. Kat’s previous role was the Systems Engineering Lead for the Orion spacecraft Thermal Protection System (TPS). She was the responsible TPS systems engineer for the first three test flights for Orion where she handled requirements management, verification and systems integration tasks. Throughout her career she has worked on several Lockheed Martin contracts supporting NASA’s Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs.

Outside of work, Kat enjoys playing sports such as soccer and softball, hiking and skiing in the beautiful Colorado mountains, and taking her dogs for nice long walks. She also works with a dog rescue where she helps rehabilitate dogs and adopt them out to their forever homes. Kat loves to travel, both domestically and internationally, and holds a private pilot’s license.