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Tim Bowser
NPP Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Tim Bowser is the Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP).

Bowser has over 23 years experience in the safety and quality field, including 15 years in space flight development, fabrication, inspection, test and launch support related to safety and mission assurance for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and at Wallops Island, Va. Before he came to NASA, Bowser was trained and certified as a Quality Assurance Specialist by the Air Force Contract Management Division and was also a Lead Quality Engineer assuring the quality and reliability of major radar and aerospace electronic systems.

Bowser has also supported quality and safety on the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), Hubble Space Telescope (HST), SWIFT, (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) and Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Projects. He initially assured that the five instruments on NPP were completed and delivered to the observatory. He is now the NPP Satellite Chief Safety Officer and is responsible for integrating and testing the remaining instruments.

In his free time, Bowser enjoys fishing and crabbing in the Magothy River and spending time with his friends and family and five children and grandchildren.

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