Austin Langford is from Germantown, Wisconsin, and majored in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. During his time in school, he participated in high-power rocketry and stratospheric eclipse ballooning. Austin had a summer 2017 internship at NASA Langley but returned to Minnesota in time to rejoin the ballooning team for the eclipse trip in August of 2017. Since graduating, Austin has lived in Oregon working for Garmin developing flight displays and other avionics for general aviation aircraft. He has also completed a private pilot’s license in this time.