Daniel Reynolds currently serves as a spacecraft test engineer in the United States Space Force. A 2019 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (SM, Aeronautics and Astronautics) and a 2017 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (B.S., Astronautical Engineering), Daniel has accumulated several years of experience working in the academic, defense, not-for-profit, and non-profit sectors of space exploration.
While an undergraduate student at the Air Force Academy, Daniel served as the systems engineering team lead for the DoD’s FalconSAT program, which included oversight of FalconSAT-6 (launched December 2018) and FalconSAT-8 (launched May 2020). After commissioning into the U.S. Air Force in May 2017, Daniel went on to conduct his graduate school research at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. As a Draper Fellow, Daniel spearheaded research efforts into the selection, design, testing, and evaluation of flight control strategies for NASA’s Gateway.
Daniel’s desire to serve on the SGFF organizing team is rooted in gratitude. Being a delegate to the SGFF in 2017 not only introduced him to SGAC, but also broadened his perspective as a space professional. Daniel has served SGAC as a co-lead for the Commercial Space Project Group (February 2018 – April 2019), and is currently serving as the National Point of Contact (NPoC) for the U.S. (November 2020 – present). Daniel will be serving on the Programs and Sponsorships Team, and is extraordinarily excited to work with other committee members on crafting a dynamic, diverse, and transformational agenda.