Barry Finger

Chief Engineer
Paragon Space Development Corp.


Mr. Finger maintains the technical excellence of the company’s Life Support and Thermal Control products through the diligent application of innovation, value-added program gate reviews, efficient procedures, coordination between engineering and other internal and external organizations, and the evaluation and selection of tools, personnel, and training. He previously served as the Inspiration Mars ECLSS Technical Lead and was responsible for the on-time delivery of prototype life support subsystems, hardware, and data products. Other significant roles at Paragon include Director of Advanced Concepts and Business Development, Commercial Crew Transport–Air Revitalization System (CCT-ARS) Project Manager, and ECLSS technical lead on the Excalibur Almaz and the Rocketplane Kistler programs. Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Finger served as the ECLSS Manager for Bigelow Aerospace where he led a lean team of engineers and technicians that developed ECLSS for commercial human spaceflight vehicles. During his time at Bigelow, the team successfully launched the first two long-duration inflatable spacecraft into low earth orbit. Mr. Finger previously served as the International Space Station (ISS) Sustaining Engineering (SE) Program Manager for Honeywell where he managed ISS SE activities related to the support of company flight hardware and systems aboard ISS. He also previously served as an ECLSS design engineer for Hamilton Sundstrand at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Dynamac Corporation at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Mr. Finger received a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida.


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