Kathy Laurini is President of Osare Space Consulting Group.
Kathy recently retired from NASA after 36 years supporting NASA human spaceflight programs and projects. Her most recent work was in support of human space exploration strategy and planning. She led NASA’s engagement with international partner space agencies to forge a consensus on the importance of coordination and cooperation for human space exploration, both in low Earth orbit and beyond. Kathy led the development of the Global Exploration Roadmap, a product of space agencies participating in the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG).
Prior to assuming that position, Kathy served as Project Manager for the Altair human lunar lander project, returning astronauts to the lunar surface as part of the Constellation Program. She served as Deputy Director for Space Life Sciences and the first Program Manager for the Human Research Program, aligning NASA investments in human health and performance to meeting exploration challenges. She held leadership positions within the International Space Station Program, including positions within system engineering, payload integration and on-orbit operations management. She served as NASA’s liaison to the European Space Agency from 1993-2002, and during that time she led the integration of the European Automated Transfer Vehicle.
Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.