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José M. — Hernández Moreno

Nació en Agosto 7, 1962 en French Camp, California. Considera el Valle de San Joaquín, California como su hogar. Autor del libro: EL NIÑO QUE TOCÓ LAS ESTRELLAS EDUCATION: B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of the Pacific, 1984.  M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California- Santa Barbara, 1986. ORGANIZATIONS: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES). SPECIAL HONORS: Ph.D. Science, University of the Pacific (honoris causa),  2006. NASA Service Awards (2002, 2003), Lawrence Livermore National  Laboratory “Outstanding Engineer Award” (2001), Upward Bound National TRIO  Achiever Award (2001), U.S. Department of Energy “Outstanding Performance  Commendation” (2000), Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) “Medalla de Oro” recipient for professional and community contributions (1999), Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award, “Outstanding Technical Contribution” (1995), Graduate Engineering Minority Fellow (GEM) (1985), and Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society member. EXPERIENCE: 1987-2001 were spent at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California.  NASA EXPERIENCE: In 2001, Hernandez joined the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. Mar 01 – Jan 02 Materials Research Engineer, Materials & Processes Branch. Developed, evaluated, and selected advanced structural materials to aircraft and spacecraft structures and their power and propulsion systems. Conducted research in basic engineering materials and apply general engineering mechanics principles to define material behavior. Designed and fielded radiation effects experiments for electronic hardware. Served as the Engineering Directorate's liaison on the electrical wire integrity interagency working group. Selected by NASA in May 2004. In February 2006, he completed Astronaut Candidate Training that included space science and technical training, intensive instruction in Space Shuttle Fleet and International Space Station systems, physiological training, T-34C and T-38 flight training, and water and wilderness survival training. Hernandez was assigned to the Astronaut Office Shuttle Branch supporting Shuttle launch and landing preparations at Kennedy Space Center. He departed NASA in January 2011. SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-128 Discovery (August 28 to September 11, 2009) was the 128th Shuttle mission and the 30th mission to the International Space Station. While at the orbital outpost, Jose served as the flight engineer and one of two principal robotic arm operators. The STS-128 crew rotated an expedition crewmember, attached the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), and transferred over 18,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to the station and conducted three spacewalks. The STS-128 mission was accomplished in 217 orbits of the Earth, traveling over 5.7 million miles in 332 hours and 53 minutes and returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Oct 10 – Jan 11 Trained as Mission Control Capsule Communicator and also on detail at NASA Headquarters’ 3 Office of Legislative an Intergovernmental affairs where he helped develop space policy, NASA’s overall budget and interacted with congressional members and promoted the President’s new vision on Space Exploration. Feb 11 – Oct 11 Employed as the Executive Director for Strategic Operations at MEI Technologies Inc. (MEIT) located in Houston, TX. 2011-2012 U.S. Congressional Race Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, 10th California Congressional District. Assembled and organized a campaign staff and raised over $2 million to challenge Congressional incumbent. December 2012 – Present President/CEO, Tierra Luna Engineering, LLC Provide engineering consulting services in the areas of aerospace engineering, non-destructive evaluation, failure analysis, and general engineering services. The portfolio of services provide a comprehensive set of capabilities designed to meet most of a customer's unique needs. August 2013 – Present President/CEO, Pt Strategies, LLC Consult and assist clients in developing their most optimum growth solution through an integrated approach that includes strategy, diligence and a solid understanding of an organization’s core competencies. Work with companies in executing their solution which can include a merger, full asset acquisition, partnership, joint venture, or identifying and assisting in government and private sector contracting opportunities. Biografía completa: