Matthew R. Parker, son of Michael and Leslie Parker, graduated with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering. He was a member of Sigma Gamma Tau, the aerospace engineering honor society, and Pi Tau Sigma, the mechanical engineering honor society.

Parker has accepted a full-time position with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) in McGregor, Texas, as a propulsion test engineer. He is currently testing engines for the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, which is intended to replace the space shuttle when it retires.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.