Dr. S Pete Worden

Dr. S Pete Worden of NASA Ames Center in Conversation

Dr. S Pete Worden

Talk: Dr. S Pete Worden of NASA Ames Center in Conversation

Dr. Simon P. Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.) is the center director at NASA Ames Research Center where he leads a staff of nearly 2500 civil servants and contractors and oversees an annual budget of approx. $800 million providing the critical R&D support that makes NASA's and the nation's aeronautics and space missions possible. Worden has completely transformed Ames, reinvigorating the center's workforce and taking a leadership role in important, cost-effective small satellite missions.

Dr. S Pete Worden

Simon Peter "Pete" Worden, (Brig. Gen., USAF, Ret., PhD) was Director of NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC) at Moffett Field, California, until his retirement on March 31, 2015. Prior to joining NASA, he held several positions in the United States Air Force and was research professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, Tucson.