NASA Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio United States Of America
High School: Rocky River High School, Rocky River, OH
B.S. Physics, Kent State University
Reliability Engineering, Cleveland State University
Born in 1960 and have lived in Cleveland at least this much of my life. My wife, Julie and I have two remakable children, Morgan who is 6 and Sam who is 4.
Contributions to Mars Exploration
I participated in the Wheel Abrasion Experiment (WAE) aboard the Sojourner Rover. For that experiment I designed and built a photodetector array that measured the amount of metal on the rover wheel abraded away by the Martian soil.
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My current hobbies are sailing, playing guitar (I have a band that plays blues and old rock in the local clubs), soccer, camping, skiing, sledding and home repair! In the past I also enjoyed rock climbing, soaring and hang gliding, but those were difficult hobbies to keep with a young family.
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