Daniel Villani

Chief Technical Advisor
Long Beach, CA
United States
Aerospace consulting with a focus on spaceflight operations. I draw on knowledge gained during a 35-plus year career including over 25 missions: interplanetary, translunar, and earth-orbital (including to ISS). I enjoy making challenging projects succeed when it looks as though they may not, and on several occasions I’ve been one of the core people making that happen.
Languages: 
LanguageLevel
English
Native or Bilingual
Career: 
DatesCompany or OrganizationFunction
2013 - Present
DV Astronautics Consulting
Owner
2012 - 2013
Semi Retired Engineer, budding SF author
Retired
2008 - 2012
SpaceX
Lead Mission Operations Engineer
1975 - 2008
Boeing Satellite Systems
Associate Technical Fellow
Education: 
DatesUniversity or SchoolDegree
1983
Princeton University
Ph. D., Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences
1971
Princeton University
M.A., Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences
1969
California Institute of Technology
B.S. with honor, Physics, California Institute of Technology