Currently, Kirk Shireman is serving as a member of the senior leadership team at Lockheed Marting supporting the Lunar Architecture Program. Kirk previously served as the International Space Station (ISS) Program Manager. In this position, he was responsible for the overall management, development, integration and operation of the ISS.
This nearly $3B per year, 15-nation program encompasses the design, manufacture, testing and delivery of complex space flight hardware and software and its integration with modules from international partners into a fully-functional and operating space station with a permanent human presence. In addition, Kirk was responsible for policy development, international partner negotiations and the overall safety and health of the crew and on-orbit vehicle. Prior to his role as the head of the ISS Program, Kirk served as the deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. In his position, Shireman worked with Johnson Center Director Ellen Ochoa to manage one of NASA’s largest installations, with nearly 14,000 civil service and contractor employees – including those at White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. – and an annual budget of approximately $5.1 billion and helped oversee a broad range of human spaceflight activities.