an Explore Mars Event

May 16-18, 2023

The National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington D.C.

Mark Aldaba

Aerojet Rocketdyne | Lead Manufacturing Engineer, Sr.

Minority Engineer Winter 2022/2023 (  Page 38-39

-I grew up always working in the garage with my father. He was an aerospace machinist and he  taught me many valuable lessons about workmanship and shop practices.

-2001 After high school, I took welding classes at a local community college.

-2001 - 2007 Began my career as a Fabricator in the automotive and motorcycle industry building custom cars and motorcycles.

I went on to work at several other small aerospace companies as a welder.

-2007, I was hired by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to be a metal fitter on the Space Shuttle Main Engine Team.

-2009, I was laid off. I then worked at SpaceX as a structures technician, at Boeing as an Equipment Rigger,

-2011 recalled to  returned to Pratt whitney as a Bench Machinist

-2015 I became an ELECTRON BEAM WELD machine operator

-2019 joined RS-25 team as a Manufacturing engineer

-2022 – promoted to LEAD Manufacturing engineer on RS-25 Nozzle team.