Mr. Thomas I. Hanson is a Team Lead for NASA's Training Division in Houston, Texas. He manages and evaluates shuttle mission simulator training for space shuttle crewmembers in preparation for flight. He has supported the following missions as a team lead: STS-100, STS-111, STS-116, STS-123. Currently he is assigned to the STS-128 mission.
Mr. Hanson has received several outstanding training and leadership achievement awards from NASA. His previous presentations include topics such as the fragility of our earth, with examples of how mankind can be wiped from its surface. He also discusses NASA's plans to go to the Moon and to Mars.