Chris Gerty

Project Manager in Houston, Texas

Chris Gerty

Project Manager in Houston, Texas

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Chris is a technologist and entrepreneur, and a leading voice on the convergence of space exploration and the "maker" culture. After decades of experience on technology-intense projects in the aerospace industry, he has developed a passion for technology both personally and professionally.

As a member of NASA's Open Innovation Program, he shared responsibility for events such as the International Space Apps Challenge, pioneering collaborative spaces, and promoting open source technology development from within NASA's walls. This passion has also been fueled by projects such as planning human missions to the Moon, personal home energy monitoring, and training operators of US and Russian spacesuits on the International Space Station. Chris is also an explorer and has firsthand experience working and surviving in extreme conditions. In 2007, he participated as a member of a joint NASA/NOAA NEEMO-13 crew living aboard the Aquarius Underwater Laboratory for 10 days. He currently works at the Johnson Space Center, exploring disruptive, human-centric approaches to systems engineering as a whole, and is leading the design effort for an informatics system on the next generation of NASA spacesuits.

Outside of his work at NASA, Chris co-founded re:3D, a company that pushes the limits of 3D printing at the human scale, and hopes that further disrupting this fast-moving technology will improve lives around the world. He truly believes that emerging, exponential technologies can make life better for everyone on, and off, our planet. Chris holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and lives in Houston, TX with his family.

  • Work
    • NASA
  • Education
    • Clarkson University