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Subject: Professional Profile
Category: Business and Money > Advertising and Marketing
Asked by: up-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 11 Jul 2002 12:13 PDT
Expires: 10 Aug 2002 12:13 PDT
Question ID: 38583
current profile of former astronaut Ken Cameron including his Hughes
Training and General Motors fuel cell Program executive experience
Subject: Re: Professional Profile
Answered By: angy-ga on 14 Jul 2002 01:34 PDT
Hi, up-ga !

I am assuming you already know the early stuff, but in case you do
as dhpark-ga mentions, the official NASA biography of Colonel Kenneth
D. Cameron USMC Rtd. is at

There is also a good early biography from MIT at

And there is an excellent detailed description of mission STS74 from a
the Canadian Astronaut Office to be found at

Cameron left NASA on August 5, 1996 to join Hughes Training as
Executive Director, Houston operations. There he led a team in space
shuttle and space station simulator development. Hughes seems to be a
division of GM.

In 1999 Hughes Training was involved in the development of "TRAINING 
Space Centre, but I am not sure if Cameron was involved.

Bwtween leaving Hughes and taking up his current post with General
Motors, Cameron spent two years in Sweden as Vehicle Line Executive
for the Saab 9–3 automobile. 

Sorry, this site is in Swedish, but has some nice pictures of the car
and a short reference to Cameron.

In January 2002 he took up his current position as Program Executive
in GM's Fuel Cell Commercialization Activities. Preciously he "was
Director of GM's Software Vehicle Innovation Program, and Director of
GM's WWP Supplier Technology Acquisition. "

He is currently following a busy schedule of conferences and public

From May 1-3 of this year he took part in the Energy Forum held in
Detroit in conjunction with the G-8 Energy Ministerial Conference
where he gave an address as part of a panel on "Fuel Cells and the
Futurist Potential for a Hydrogen Economy".

May 12 - 15 he was in Oklahoma at the Clean Cities Conference OKLAHOMA
CITY, General Motors brought a host of its Alternative Fuel Vehicles
to the Conference and Exposition

Cameron spoke about GM's AUTOnomy concept vehicle, which is "the first
automobile designed from the ground up around a fuel cell propulsion
system -- and the first to combine fuel cells with x-by-wire
technology to allow electronic rather than mechanical control of
steering and braking."

EVWorld.Com has details and audio clips of the panel discussion in
which he took part at that conference, entitled "'Finding A Pathway To

The site also has a more up to date photo of Cameron than the offical
NASA one.

By May 21st he was in Atlanta:

"Local middle school science students experimented with hydrogen fuel
cell technology today as part of a national school science program
sponsored by General Motors.

Working in conjunction with GM's 2002 Technology Tour of fuel cell and
advanced technology vehicles, former NASA shuttle commander Ken
Cameron introduced the students from Hightower Trail Middle School of
Cobb County to fuel cell fundamentals by assembling a working hydrogen
fuel cell model car.

This programme is touring key areas of US this year."

From July 5 -12,  Aug 24-31 and Nov 2-10 he will be at the Kennedy
Space Center Visitor Complex where visitors "now have the opportunity
to come face-to-face with a real astronaut every day of the year
during the new Astronaut Encounter program. Space fans flock from
around the world to enjoy this interactive experience." During August
he will also be part of the Center's "Dine with an Astronaut"

In December he will be at The EVAA Electric Transportation Industry
Conference in Hollywood Beach Florida where he is a keynote speaker in
the plenary session on " The Road Ahead – Electric Trends in the
Automotive Industry."

His conference biography also notes:

"Mr. Cameron holds a Bachelor's degree in aeronautics and astronautics
from the Massachusetts's Institute of Technology (MIT), a Master's
degree in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT, and is currently a
candidate for a Master's degree in Business Administration at Michigan
State University."

I hope this is useful.
Subject: Re: Professional Profile
From: dhpark-ga on 12 Jul 2002 09:59 PDT

Below are some links to Ken Cameron's biographical info webpages. Hope
this is what you're looking for!
Subject: Re: Professional Profile
From: angy-ga on 14 Jul 2002 01:36 PDT
Sorry, I forgot to add the search terms I used:

The most usedful were "Kenneth+Cameron+fuel+cells"
Subject: Re: Professional Profile
From: angy-ga on 14 Jul 2002 01:38 PDT
Note that both Hughes and Saab are General Motors brands.

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