Program Control and Integration Office Manager
NASA's Commercial Crew Program
Karen D. Lucht currently serves as manager of the Program Control and Integration Office for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. CCP is leading the nation's effort of facilitating commercial vehicle development and certification to enable the safe transportation of NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations.
Lucht provides leadership for program planning and control, program integration and acquisition planning. She is responsible for budget and work force management, program policy and processes, schedule and documentation management, and external reporting.
During her 20-year tenure with the space agency, Lucht has served in increasing capacities across a number of NASA field centers. She began her career with NASA in 1990 as a program analyst in the Orbiter Project Office of the Space Shuttle Program at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
From 1996 to 2000, Lucht served as a program analyst and finance officer at the White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. Next, she joined the shuttle team at Kennedy, which led to her position as manager of the Sustainment and Transition Office.
In 2009, Lucht began supporting the Space Transportation Planning Office. This planning effort transitioned into the Commercial Crew Program in 2011, which she continues to support in her current capacity.
Lucht has received a number of professional honors throughout her career, including the Silver Snoopy Award in 2005 and a NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 2010. She graduated magna cum laude from Ashland College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.
April 2012Biographies - Current Employees