Rob Lilly is the Deputy Project Manager for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) and has been at Goddard Space Flight Center for over 21 years. As the previous Deputy Project Manager for the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Lilly oversaw the successful launch and checkout of the SDO spacecraft.
He was also the Integration and Test Manager for the first Hubble Servicing Mission (HST); the Observatory Manager for three Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES); and the Deputy Project Manager for the Space Technology 5 (ST-5) mission. Prior to working for NASA, Lilly spent seven years supporting the Air Launch Weapons Project at the Naval Air Command in Washington, DC.
In his free time, Lilly enjoys spending time on the water in the Annapolis area where he lives and traveling with his family.
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