Dan Murray joined the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation in 2002 as a flight safety analyst. Prior to joining AST, he was a flight controller and software engineer supporting the Space Shuttle program at United Space Alliance in Houston, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Houston.
Dan currently manages the Space Transportation Development Division. The Division is responsible for environmental reviews and airspace integration activities that support the evaluations of commercial launch and re-entry licenses and permits, as well as the development of Space Traffic Management capabilities and the issuance of Space Transportation Infrastructure Matching Grants. He also serves as the co-lead of an FAA Joint Space Team that addresses issues associated with integrating commercial space launch and re-entry operations into the National Airspace System.