Mr. Voorhees has played an integral role in both the Mars Exploration Rover and Mars Science Laboratory projects.
Voorhees served as Chief Engineer for mechanical assembly, integration and testing for NASA’s $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). He was also responsible for the integrated system design of the MSL rover’s mechanical and structural sub-systems. Chris received NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal for the design and development of the Mars Exploration Rover’s mobility system. He graduated summa cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
At Planetary Resources, Mr. Voorhees leads the technical team in implementing the detailed design, development, integration, and operation of the company’s spacecraft line of products.