Dr. Christine Edwards

Deputy Exploration Architect
Lockheed Martin Space

Dr. Christine Edwards is the Deputy Exploration Architect at Lockheed Martin Space. She specializes in enabling greater autonomy for future space exploration missions through advances in AI and human-machine teaming. Previous positions include serving as Principal Investigator for weather and remote sensing research and development, lead systems engineer and associate manager for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) operations, guidance navigation and control (GN&C) operations for the GRAIL, Mars Odyssey, and Stardust missions, launch support for Juno, and autonomous rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking (ARPOD) development for the Orion. Christy holds a PhD in systems engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in aerospace engineering from MIT, is a Research Associate at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and was recognized by Aviation Week & Space Technology in their 40 under 40 in Aerospace and Defense.

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