Yienger joined the propulsion section at NASA Goddard 1990, fulfilling a childhood dream that started in the day of Apollo.
Young Scientist Challenge Role:
Misson Systems Engineering Branch Head
Kenneth Yienger serves currently as Mission Systems Engineering Branch Head (Code 599) supervising approximating 50 systems engineers deployed as lead engineers on the various projects at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Mr. Yienger received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 1988, and a Masters of Mechanical Engineering Degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Yienger joined the propulsion section at NASA Goddard 1990, fulfilling a childhood dream that started in the day of Apollo. Three years later, Mr. Yienger officially became a “Rocket Scientist” when joined the Orbital Launch Services Project as a liquid propulsion system engineer. Mr. Yienger was part of the Delta 2 launch vehicle teams that returned NASA to Mars, Athena launch teams that sent Lunar Prospector to the moon, and the Titan and Atlas teams that launched the TIROS/POES/DMSP weather satellites.