Vickie Lynn Kloeris
Manager Space Food Systems Laboratory
Manager International Space Station Food System
NASA/Johnson Space Center
2101 NASA Parkway
Mail Code SF3
Houston, TX 77058
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Microbiology, Texas A&M University, 1978
Master of Science, Food Science and Technology, Texas A&M University, 1979
Ms. Kloeris has been involved in space food development and production since 1985. Her current and previous space food related positions are listed below.
October 2007 – present: Manager Space Food Systems Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. NASA manager for the Space Food Systems Laboratory which serves as the NASA research and development facility for space food as well as the production facility for US food for the International Space Station.
January 2006 – present: Manager International Space Station (ISS) Food System, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. Technical management of all aspects of the ISS food system including provision of all US ISS flight food shipments and development of new food items for ISS. Serves as a member of the Multilateral Medical Operations Panel Nutrition Working Group including responsibility for integrating International Partner food items into the ISS food system.
January 2000 – December 2005: Manager ISS and Shuttle Food Systems. NASA Johnson Space Center.
July 1989 – January 2000: Manager Shuttle Food System, NASA Johnson Space Center.
August 1985 - July 1989: Food scientist supporting Shuttle food system contracts with Boeing Aerospace, Lockheed and Krug Life Sciences at NASA Johnson Space Center.
SPECIAL HONORS AND AWARDS:
April, 2001 Stellar Individual Award Nominee; Rotary National Awards, Space Achievement Foundation
March, 1998 Stellar Team Award Winner for Lunar-Mars Life Support Test Crew; Rotary National Awards, Space Achievement Foundation
April, 1997 Federal Employee of the Year; Houston Area; Scientific and Professional Division
JSC Director’s Commendation Award, May 2010.
NASA Exceptional Service Medal, July, 1997.
NASA Awards (July 1989 to present):
Group Achievement Award: 12 awards
Performance Awards: 24 awards
Astronaut’s “Silver Snoopy” Achievement Award, October 1990.
ASSOCIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Member of the Institute of Food Technologists (1978 - present)
Member of the Advisory Council for the Texas A&M University Department of Nutrition and Food Science