Daniel works within the Flight Opportunities and Small Spacecraft Technology program office at NASA Headquarters, where he applies his experience from the commercial space industry towards NASA projects and technology development. Prior to working with NASA HQ, some of Daniel’s recent experiences have including roles as a Mission Director at Astrobotic Technologies for the Griffin lunar lander; Mission Director for the NASA SOFIA Airborne Infrared Telescope; and roles as a Mission Manager at SpaceX, Rocket Lab, and Spaceflight Industries. Daniel started his career working at Johnson Space Center on both the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs as a flight controller and engineer. Daniel holds a BS in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, an MS in Aeronautical Science & Space Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is currently completing a post-baccalaureate degree in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences at Oregon State University.