DR. RAYMOND G. "CORKY" CLINTON JR. - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY OFFICE AT NASA'S MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
Dr. Raymond G. “Corky” Clinton Jr. is Associate Director of the Science & Technology Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL.
Dr. Clinton joined MSFC in 1984 as an aerospace materials engineer in the Materials and Processes Laboratory. He has served in a broad variety of leadership positions in the Engineering Directorate, Science Directorate, Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate, and a special assignment at NASA Headquarters as Assistant Enterprise Scientist for Materials Science.
He was selected to lead NASA’s investigation into foam loss during liftoff of the Return To Flight mission of space shuttle Discovery on STS-114 in July 2005. The findings and recommendations of the investigation led to several significant design and safety improvements to the space shuttle’s External Tank.
A native of Hot Springs, Ark., Dr. Clinton earned his bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published more than 75 papers and technical reports.
He is the recipient of numerous NASA and industry awards, including AIAA Fellow, Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executives, NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal, Outstanding Leadership Medal, and the Astronaut Corps’ Silver Snoopy.