an Explore Mars Event

May 7-8, 2024

Jack Morton Auditorium,

The George Washington University

Washington D.C.


Angela Krenn

NASA | STMD Technical Integration Lead, STMD Surface Systems Principal Technologist, KSC Cryogenics Research Lead

Angela G. Krenn received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach in 2002 and an M.B.A and a M.S. in Physics from the University of Central Florida, Orlando in 2006 and 2015, respectively. Mrs. Krenn has worked at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida for over 19 years and currently serves as the Principal Technologist for thermal management systems in the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). NASA created the new position to pull multiple disciplines together as the application of thermal technologies becomes increasingly important to future space exploration. Mrs. Krenn began her Kennedy career working for United Space Alliance supporting the Space Shuttle Program as an engineer in the Liquid Hydrogen System. She served as a primary console operator for multiple Space Shuttle mission propellant loading and launch operations. After transitioning to NASA, Mrs. Krenn worked design and analysis of cryogenic ground systems to support new programs. Later, she began working research and development of cryogenic systems, and notably led the design, build, test, and operation of a liquid methane system for servicing the Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3). Mrs. Krenn also served as Co-PI in the development of a thermal control coating designed for cryogenic use, in space. She led the Hazardous Operations discipline team for the Human Landing System's Lander Ground Operations group while also leading a concept development for surface propellant transfer as a member of the Mars Architecture Team.