Christopher Baker

NASA SSTP and FO Program Executive

Christopher Baker currently serves as the program executive for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) Small Spacecraft Technology program (SSTP), which seeks to expand the ability to execute unique missions through the rapid development and demonstration of capabilities for small spacecraft applicable to exploration, science and the commercial space sector. Christopher Baker also serves as the program executive for NASA’s Flight Opportunities program (FO) that facilitates rapid demonstration of promising technologies for space exploration, discovery, and the expansion of space commerce through suborbital testing with industry flight providers.

Christopher Baker previously held various positions in atmospheric and suborbital flight testing at the Armstrong Flight Research Center and managed an agency wide early stage research and development program from NASA Headquarters. Christopher Baker is a graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.