Danny graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics and a minor in Astrophysics. Originally from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Danny was a member of the stratospheric ballooning team from the summer of 2016 until he graduated.
As part of the ballooning team, Danny worked on active balloon altitude control, flight termination systems, and a special virtual reality camera payload to film the 2017 solar eclipse. Danny had a great time working for the ballooning team, and learned a lot about integrated software development, fault-tolerant design, and how to bounce back when things don’t go as planned!
Danny currently works as a Modeling and Simulation Engineer for Northrop Grumman.