Episode 100: How Will Astronauts Get Back to the Moon?

**100th episode special guest**

Meet the Expert: Jim Geffre, NASA’s Orion Vehicle Integration Manager

Jim Geffre, NASA engineer

Jim Geffre is the manager for vehicle integration in the Orion Program Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. He brings more than 20 years of NASA experience to this role, in which he is responsible for spacecraft system design and analysis, and program integration within the Common Exploration Systems Development and Artemis Campaign Development Divisions for the Orion program. He is also responsible for Orion systems engineering and integration; vehicle systems performance; guidance, navigation, and control; as well as integrated design architecture.

A native of Minnesota, Geffre joined the Orion Program Office in 2005 and has supported Orion in various other leadership and integration roles prior assuming his current position in 2019. Before joining the Program Office, Geffre supported Johnson’s Exploration Office, performing conceptual designs of future NASA human exploration initiatives to the Moon, Mars, and other destinations. He also served as a core member of NASA’s Exploration Systems Architecture Study developing conceptual architectures and Orion designs for human lunar return.

Throughout his career, Geffre has been recognized for his achievements, including the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Johnson Space Center Director’s Commendation, and the Silver Snoopy Award.


See more amazing videos about Artemis HERE

Learn more about the Orion Spacecraft HERE

See more awesome images of the Orion Spacecraft  and how it was built HERE



How do you keep people alive for 21 days in the Orion capsule — what types of technology need to be invented to do this? And how can this technology be used in your own homes?

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Highlighted book for this episode:

How We Got to the Moon book


Highlighted book for this episode! 

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure by John Rocco


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