Michael Downs

Communications Lead

Expertise: Communications, UAV Operations, and Logistics
Affiliation: NASA KSC
Certification/Education: B.S. in Computer Science


Michael Downs is an Advanced Engineering Project Manager with the IT Computational Sciences Branch at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

He started working for NASA as part of the Summer High School Apprenticeship and Research Program (SHARP) in 1991. During college, he was a cooperative education student at NASA while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida.

Mike’s current responsibilities have him supporting Orion landing and recovery operations, KSC’s sUAS program, and analog deployments as part of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate research proposals.