Michael Hawes

Dr. W. Michael Hawes is Director of Human Space Flight Programs of Lockheed Martin’s Washington operations, representing the Human Space Flight/Space Systems Company organization in dealings with the presidential administration and the U.S. Congress. Hawes joined Lockheed Martin after concluding a 33 year career with NASA.He began his career in technical and managerial positions at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.  Hawes served as the Payload Officer in the Shuttle Mission Control Center for missions from STS-5 through STS-61C and on the Mission Control team for the Skylab Reentry team in 1979.Hawes went on to become the Deputy Director, ISS Requirements; Chief Engineer, International Space Station; and Manager of Utilization and Operations, Space Station Freedom Program Office. He served as Deputy Associate Administrator and Program Director for the ISS at NASA Headquarters before moving to the Office of Space Operations, where he focused on Space Shuttle Return to Flight actions and the transition of assets during the Shuttle program termination. Just prior to his NASA retirement, Hawes served as the Associate Administrator for Independent Program and Cost Evaluation (IPCE) providing analyses in support of policy, program, and budget decisions by the NASA Administrator.Hawes is also an adjunct faculty member of the George Washington University College of Engineering. Among many career awards Hawes has received NASA’s Distinguished Service and Outstanding Leadership Medals.  He has been recognized with three Senior Executive Service Rank Awards and was the NASA recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award from His Royal Highness, the Prince of Spain.