About the HCI Group

What we do

The HCI Group builds custom software applications that support mission operations and science planning for both manned and unmanned missions.

In the past, the HCI Group has worked on projects to plan science missions for Mars and to ensure the safety and reliability of the shuttle and the International Space Station. Smaller projects aimed at improving the day-to-day functions of individual NASA centers and new work aimed to improve flight reviews and hardware delivery are currently underway.

Apart from designing and developing brand new software tools, the HCI Group provides a number of valuable services, including requirements gathering, software architecture consulting, and data integration work to other NASA organizations.

Group members have backgrounds in:

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Anthropology

Selected awards

  • Constellation Group Achievement Award, Certification of Flight Readiness Software (2010)
  • Constellation Group Achievement Award, Acceptance Data Package Software (2011)
  • ISS Group Achievement Award, Mission Assurance System Failure Modes Effect Analysis Software (2011)