I’m Oscar, and I would like to explore the vastness of Mars to search for extant or past signs of life. I am a Valedictorian, an Eagle Scout, an AF Academy grad, and a licensed pilot. I work as an Aerospace Engineer on tactical aircraft for NAVAIR at Pax River NAS, and I previously worked as a practicing Nuclear Test Engineer on Naval reactors. As a Navy Reservist, I am an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer. During my Masters in Aerospace, I completed research at NASA Ames leading to a thesis concerning aeolian dune formation by particle saltation on Saturn’s moon, Titan. I am currently completing an Aerospace Ph.D. program at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA with a focus on spacecraft and habitat radiation shielding. In my spare time, I cycle, SCUBA, and tinker with 3D printers/UAV’s and work on my dissertation. Join me on a Beautiful New World?
-Virtual Reality/VR gaming & simulation
-3D Selective Laser Sintering/Printing
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