Sawyer Mitchell

I graduated in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University. I am from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and have since moved to Houston, Texas, for work.

I worked for a summer in 2016 as a member of the high-altitude ballooning team. My work with the ballooning team provided me with an excellent experience in operations from payload and systems design, to flight prep and launch, and recovery.

I am currently an Attitude Determination and Control Officer (ADCO) and work in mission control for the International Space Station (ISS) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center where I help to plan missions, train astronauts and flight controllers, and execute the missions to the ISS.

Sawyer Mitchell - Flight controller for SpaceX Crew-1 Dragon “Resilience”