Sally Richardson

VP and Program Director
Northrop Grumman

Sally Richardson is Northrop Grumman's proposed Program Manager for the Power and
Propulsion Element for NASA's Lunar Gateway. Previously she was Vice President of Engineering and Deputy Director of Technical Operations. In this role she was responsible for providing engineering, quality management, and manufacturing/integration/test operations leadership to Northrop Grumman's various satellite and space systems programs. Northrop Grumman's Technical Operations comprises over 1,200 engineers, manufacturing specialists, and assembly, integration and test technicians.

In her career, Ms. Richardson has worked on a variety of satellites, launch vehicles and other aerospace related projects at British Aerospace UK, RCA Astro Electronics USA and CSIRO Australia and has worked at Northrop Grumman for the past 27 years. She holds a BS in Physics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and an MS in Systems
Engineering from George Washington University.

Sally is Vice President of the Board of the Washington Space Business Roundtable, whose charter is to promote STEM in the Washington Metropolitan area. She has actively
participated in the FIRST Robotics organization, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, whose
mission is to “inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self- confidence, communication, and leadership.” She has volunteered as a judge for several years at the FIRST Robotics two-day Washington, DC regional competition. She is also a
member of the Women in Aerospace organization.

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