Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Steven W. Lindsey, senior director of Space Exploration Systems at SNC’s Space Systems, on his induction into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Lindsey, co-program manager for SNC’s Dream Chaser® program, was inducted on Saturday, May 30, 2015 during a ceremony held at Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex.

“Since joining SNC in 2011, Steve has been an integral part of the Dream Chaser program,” said Mark N. Sirangelo, corporate vice president, SNC’s Space Systems. “I’ve had the privilege to work alongside him for several years. His knowledge and extraordinary background have been invaluable assets to our program. His dedication, passion and unceasing energy are a true embodiment of the SNC spirit. Congratulations Steve, on this well-deserved honor.”

Lindsey holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. As an Air Force pilot, Lindsey flew over 50 different types of aircraft, logging over 7,000 flight hours. In 1995 he was assigned to NASA as an astronaut candidate and became an astronaut one year later. During his tenure at NASA, Lindsey completed five space flights, two as pilot and three as mission commander.  He also served as Chief of International Space Station Operations for the Astronaut Office and Chief of the Astronaut Corps. Lindsey retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2006 and from NASA in 2011.

This year’s accomplished inductees, John Grunsfeld, Ph.D.; Kent Rominger; Dr. M. “Rhea” Seddon; and Steve Lindsey are the 14th group of space shuttle astronauts named to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation serves as a consultant for the Hall of Fame.

Photo Cutline: Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Steven Lindsey.


About Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems 
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems business area based in Louisville, Colorado, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, space vehicles, rocket motors and spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. Government, commercial customers, as well as for the international market.  SNC’s Space Systems has more than 25 years of space heritage and has participated in over 400 successful space missions through the delivery of over 4,000 systems, subsystems and components.  During its history, SNC’s Space Systems has concluded over 70 programs for NASA and over 50 other clients. For more information about SNC’s Space Systems and follow us at and Twitter @SNCspacesystems. 

About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, is among the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space.” Over the last 30 years, under the leadership of President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC has become one of America’s fastest-growing private companies and the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. With a workforce of over 3,000 personnel in 33 locations in 18 states and three locations in Europe, SNC has a reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy.

SNC has six unique business areas that are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to its dynamic customer base. SNC has a proven track record of success spanning more than five decades. It is focused on providing its customers with the very best in diversified technologies and continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements in dual-use applications and outside acquisitions including the emerging markets of telemedicine, Cyber and net-centric operations.

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