Ben_FCR1

I am a 27-year-old space enthusiast (and geek, of course) with a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I graduated ERAU in December 2008 and moved to Houston, Texas. In Houston I work for Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (and previously, United Space Alliance) as part of NASA’s Flight Operations Directorate (previously, Mission Operations Directorate). My Engineering Staff II position with USA is as a flight controller for the International Space Station program. Specifically, I am an Attitude Determination and Control Officer (ADCO), which is the officer responsible for operating the guidance and navigation system on the US segment. I have had my flight controller certification since October 2010 and will have been with my group for 6 years in January 2015. While I have only had my engineering degree for 6 years, I am a lifelong space fan. My posts here are written on my own time and do not reflect the opinions of my employer, SGT, or NASA. Please go read my first post for more about why I created this blog.