Joseph Shoer - Personal
Currently, I am working as a guidance, navigation, and control engineer in the commercial spacecraft industry. So...I steer spaceships. (Or at least I help write the algorithms that do.)
I did my graduate research on technologies for use in next-generation spacecraft systems, with an emphasis on taking advantage of natural dynamics or unusual physical phenomena. My work was a mixture of laboratory experiments and simulation, including some systems engineering and design.
I have taken a wide range of courses: physics, astronomy, geology, linguistics, computer science, history, and creative writing. That about reflects the range of my interests! I'm happy that I pursued physics and spacecraft engineering as my primary study, though I'm sure if I had discovered geology earlier in my academic career I would have ended up as a planetary scientist.
My hobbies include playing with my homebuilt gaming computer, reading science fiction, doing a bit of my own writing and fictional world-building, drawing fancy imaginary maps, some other art and photography, cooking, biking, and lately, beer-brewing. And making a web site about those items, of course.
That's a bit about me...poke around my web site for more!
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