Mark Lee

Aerospace Market Leader

Affiliated Engineers’ work in and around aerospace coincides with the many public and private opportunities now getting underway. We have the expertise needed for aerospace technologies testing and production facilities.”

Mark Lee joined AEI in 2006 as Director of Quality leading the development of the firm’s ISO-based Quality Management System. Mark was the project manager for the 300,000 sq ft Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery translational research facility, name “Lab of the Year” by R&D magazine. Subsequently opening our Houston office, he directed the University of Texas Medical Branch Hurricane Ike Infrastructure Recovery and Resiliency project.

As an Air Force pilot, Mark flew the F-4 and F-16. As a NASA astronaut, he is a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions (STS-30, -47, -64, -82). He was the lead astronaut on three spacewalks to refurbish and upgrade scientific and electronic components on the second Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, and was the lead astronaut in the design, development, testing, and approval of an extra-vehicular self-rescue device, performing untethered spacewalk to verify performance. Mark was central to introducing virtual reality to NASA training program as the primary method for mission preparation and predicting on-orbit performance and has been active in NASA/US Department of Agriculture national educational outreach concerning space science plant research. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the US Air Force Academy.