Full Name
Brittani J. Sims
Job Title
Assistant Program Executive, Commercial Space Division
Speaker Bio
Brittani J. Sims is an Assistant Program Executive in the Commercial Space Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this role she is responsible for overseeing activities in the Commercial Low Earth (LEO) Development program, which is working to create a robust commercial LEO economy by enabling the development of commercially owned and operated LEO destinations.

Prior to this role, Ms. Sims worked as a Systems Integration Lead in the Commercial Crew Program (CCP)’s Office of the Chief Engineer, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. She led the engineering verification and validation efforts, which included working closely with NASA’s astound system experts to verify and approve CCP crew safety requirements against the commercial provider’s final crew transportation system design. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is enabling private companies, like Boeing and SpaceX, to carry people to LEO orbit destinations, including the International Space Station. Boeing is developing the CST-100 Starliner that will launch atop of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V, while SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon to ride on its Falcon 9 rocket

Ms. Sims began her NASA career in 2009 as a Surveillance Project Engineer for the Launch Vehicle Processing Office, supporting the Space Shuttle Program. Her primary responsibilities included performing independent engineering assessments on ground processes, as well as served as the engineering focal point for maintaining process stability through implementation of data evaluation methods and tools. These tools were used by the engineering community to evaluate launch readiness in preparation for Space Shuttle missions.

Ms. Sims is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and master’s degree in engineering management from University of Central Florida in Orlando. She is a native from San Diego, California. Her hobbies include traveling, spend quality time with family and friends, and thoroughly enjoys any opportunity to motivate and inspire the next generation to strive for their dreams, no matter the circumstance.
Brittani J. Sims