Isaac Hutson

Expertise: Communications, Logistics, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Aerial Mapping
Affiliation: NASA Kennedy Space Center
Certification/Education: Bachelors of Science in Engineering Physics at Kettering University, NASA UAS Pilot


Isaac started at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in 2009 as a co-op, and has continued working at NASA full time after his graduation. His initial work at NASA involved solving telecommunication and logistical hurdles at analog field tests like the Desert Research and Technology Studies (DRATS) and the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO).


While he continues to support analog missions whenever possible, he has also expanded into aerial imagery and mapping via Unmanned Aerial Systems. Additionally, Isaac works with the engineering imagery team to collect engineering-grade video of the recovery of the Orion capsule after its numerous unmanned recovery tests and after EFT-1, Orion’s first launch to space.