10 September 2024 - 11 September 2024, Hall 7, MEETT, Toulouse, France


Mr. Buzzell has been an Aerospace Engineer at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center for the past 22 years with 34 years’ experience in liquid rocket propulsion systems.  Currently Mr. Buzzell is the Assistant Branch Chief of the Valves, Actuators and Duct Design and Development Branch within the Engineer Propulsion Systems Department, managing the Component Development Area (CDA), which designs, fabricates and conducts development, qualification and flights acceptance tests on valves, actuators, ducts and other various components for liquid rocket engines, stages and payloads.  Prior to this current role, Mr. Buzzell was the Propulsion Lead System Engineer for the Human Landing System and the Sub-System Manager of Combustion Devices on the Commercial Crew Program Launch Vehicle Team.  During the Ares Program, Mr. Buzzell was the Assistant Chief Engineer on the J-2X Engine program.  Prior to that, Mr. Buzzell was the Ares upper stage liquid system lead engineer for the main propulsion system and was the Engine System Lead for the Integrated Powerhead Demonstration engine test program (LOX-LH2, 250Klbf full-flow staged-combustion engine tested at E-complex at Stennis Space Center).  Mr. Buzzell was the propulsion system lead on 3rd-generation Vision Vehicle conceptual studies, including hypersonic propulsion engines for single and dual-stage-to-orbit vehicles.  Mr. Buzzell was the test lead on the Integrated Systems Test of an Airbreathing Rocket (ISTAR) project.  Prior to coming to NASA, Mr. Buzzell was a Test Engineer at the Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory, testing RS-27, MA-5/5A, RS-86, and NASA FASTRAC liquid engines for 10.5 years.  Mr. Buzzell has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Mr. Buzzell is married and has two adult children.