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Kenneth Attocknie is an aerospace engineer principal who works in the National Security and Space Sector. He currently provides engineering and operations support for the International Space Station. Attocknie, who is of Comanche and Caddo descent, spoke with the SAIC about his upbringing, heritage, and career.

Kenneth Attocknie is in his second stint at SAIC. An aerospace engineer principal in the Houston area, he first came aboard the company in 2007 and supported our NASA customer, working on system safety in the Constellation program and closing out the space shuttle program.

Attocknie loved working at the beginning and end of two programs simultaneously, but left SAIC after NASA retired the space shuttle program and the Constellation program was defunded. However, in May 2020, Attocknie returned to SAIC, and he is now working at Johnson Space Center on system safety for the International Space Station’s environmental control and life support system.

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