John “Danny” Olivas

Former NASA Astronaut & Mission Assurance Expert; Director of Space Initiatives at the University of Texas

John “Danny” Olivas Biography

Dr. Olivas, a Mission Specialist for NASA for 12 years, worked on technical projects on land, under the ocean and in space. He was a crew member on two space shuttle missions, logging more than 650 hours, 440 earth orbits and 11 million miles in space and participating in five spacewalks totaling 34 hours. In space, he installed critical components into the International Space Station. He also accomplished the first ever spacewalk to repair the shuttle while in orbit, when damaged heat shielding posed a potentially disastrous threat to the shuttle and its crew.

His goal is to bring Mission Assurance “down to earth” to become a process terrestrial companies understand and implement. Most product defects and process failures are the result of error occurring within the larger system in which these products and processes operate. By applying the rigorous approach used in the manned space flight, the “Lessons Learned In Space” provide the proof that implementation of a Mission Assurance approach is an effective method to assess and mitigate risk. The approach is comprehensive, yet simple enough, to successfully be deployed in virtually any terrestrial environment; from the medical industry to oil and gas production. Training employees to Think Like an Astronaut™ impacts the bottom line and has proven performance in providing a substantial return on investment.

Currently, Dr. Olivas is the president and driving force behind OMS117 (Olivas Mission Assurance),™ a team of veteran scientists, engineers and business people who use Lessons Learned In Space™ to prevent or mitigate catastrophic engineering failures of critical systems and processes that could undermine a mission’s success, injure people, or squander assets. He also serves as director of the Center for the Advancement of Space Safety and Mission Assurance at the University of Texas, El Paso. Dr. Olivas holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and materials science from Rice University.

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John “Danny” Olivas Videos

Lessons Learned In Space | Danny Olivas | TEDxUTEP
Challenges of Spacewalking -- Danny Olivas
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John “Danny” Olivas Videos

Lessons Learned In Space | Danny Olivas | TEDxUTEP
Challenges of Spacewalking -- Danny Olivas
Former NASA Anstronaut Danny Olivas, UTEP Unite to Advance ...
Centennial Stories - John "Danny" Olivas
You Are the Pride: Danny Olivas
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