David Rogers is currently serving as a Safety Engineer for NanoRacks, LLC based out of Houston, Texas. He is the lead Safety Engineer working on a project to manufacture and install a state-of-art, permanently berthed earth observation module on the International Space Station.
From 2011-2014 David was the Training Manager for a manufacturing company of advanced marine propulsion systems.
David Rogers has served as a Mission Safety Engineer and Ascent and Entry Specialist at the Johnson Space Center from 2004 – 2011. In addition to his technical contribution, much of his expertise focused on human factors, organizational culture, and developing methods to optimize team performance. David spearheaded the successful initiative to provide formal human factors training to NASA's astronaut corps, Shuttle flight controllers and the Space Shuttle Program Mission Management Team.
From 1996 – 2004 David was a Shuttle Guidance & Control/Propulsion Instructor. It was there that he trained five shuttle crews and was also an Approach and Landing Specialty Instructor.
David served in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator, Advanced Flight Instructor, Standardization Unit Evaluator and Aircrew Coordination Training Instructor.
David earned a bachelor degree in mathematics from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and a master degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. From 2008 – 2010 he chaired the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety’s Human Factors and Performance for Safety technical committee.