James Schier from NASA is visiting Freedom Museum in Manassas later this month.
Schier, the chief architect for NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Program, will discuss future space exploration missions on March 27.
Schier, who leads NASA and international studies on the evolution of space communications networks, joined the organization in 2004.
The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 8:45 p.m., according to a release.
Before coming to NASA, Schier worked on civil, defense, intelligence, and commercial space systems for 25 years.
Schier was previously the Avionics Manager and Chief System Engineer on the International Space Station.
He also worked at Northrop Grumman, where he served as the Orbital Space Plane’s lead system engineer and led subcontracts on commercial satellite systems.
Schier is a co-recipient of the National Aeronautics Association’s 2005 Brewer Trophy for leadership and service and has degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.