Reynaldo "Ray" Gomez III Aerodynamics Discipline Lead NASA Johnson Space Center
AIAA Aviation Forum 2020
Reynaldo Gomez started work at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in May of 1985 after completing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. He has worked on a wide range of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications over the last 34 years, ranging from simulations of wind loads on the Shuttle prior to launch through hypersonic reentry flowfields. In addition to reviewing all integrated aerodynamics products for the Space Shuttle Program, he lead the development of wind tunnel tests, CFD simulations, and inflight Shuttle debris transport assessments through the end of the program. He currently works in the JSC Engineering Directorate and serves as the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) Aerodynamics Technical Authority, is the co-lead for Space Launch System aerodynamics and is the space applications representative on NASA’s Aerosciences Testing Advisory Board.