Julia Badger

Project Manager
NASA-Johnson Space Center


Dr. Julia Badger is the Project Manager for the Robotics and Intelligence for Human Spacecraft team and the Vehicle Systems Manager (VSM) system manager for the Gateway program at NASA-Johnson Space Center. She also serves as the Autonomous Systems Technical Discipline Lead for JSC. She is responsible for the research and development of humanoid robotic (Robonaut) and autonomous system capabilities, on the Earth, the International Space Station, the Gateway, and for future exploration, that include dexterous manipulation, autonomous spacecraft control and caretaking, and human-robot interfaces. Julia has a BS from Purdue University, and an MS and PhD from the California Institute of Technology, all in Mechanical Engineering. Her work has been honored with several awards, including NASA Software of the Year, Early Career, and Director’s Commendation Awards.


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