Peter Coen Low Boom Flight Demonstration Mission Manager, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate NASA


Peter Coen is currently serving as the Mission Manager for NASA’s Low Boom Flight Demonstration Mission.  His primary responsibility in this role is to ensure that the X-59 aircraft development, in-flight acoustic validation and community test planning elements of the Mission stay on track toward delivering on NASA’s Critical Commitment to provide quiet supersonic overflight response data to the FAA and the ICAO.

Previously, Peter was the manager for the Commercial Supersonic Technology Project in NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission, where he led a team from the four NASA Aero Research Centers in the development of tools and technologies for a new generation of quiet and efficient supersonic civil transport aircraft.

Peter has worked at NASA for 36 years. During his career he has studied technology integration in practical designs for many different types of aircraft and has made technical and management contributions to all of NASA’s supersonics related programs for over 25 years.  As Project Manager, he has led these efforts for 12 years.

Peter is a licensed private pilot who has amassed nearly 30 seconds of supersonic flight time.