Jean Albert Kechichian is a retired Engineering Specialist from The Aerospace Corporation. His career has included senior
level engineering positions at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at Ford Aerospace. His main areas of contribution are
in spaceflight guidance and navigation. He is a Fellow of The American Astronautical Society, and his work has regularly appeared
in Acta Astronautica, the Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, the Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, and the Journal
of Spacecraft and Rockets. He holds Degrees in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from l'Universite de Liege, University
of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.