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Zachary Lewis (Team Lead)
Team Lead

MIDN Lewis is a senior at the United States Naval Academy majoring in Astronautical Engineering. He coaches for the Navy Boxing team and in his spare time enjoys working on carpentry and construction projects, playing squash, and spending time with his fiancé and father at home. MIDN Lewis has early selected to be a Submarine Officer after graduation and commissioning. He is qualified as a Navy Scuba Diver, was selected as a Bowman Scholar, and will be attending the Naval Postgraduate School after graduation to earn a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering while conducting research in rocket propulsion.

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Ryan Mariano (Chief Engineer)
Chief Engineer

MIDN Mariano is a senior at USNA from Abington Massachusetts. He is a proud 9th Company Pirate and is serving as the fall semester executive officer. He is majoring in astronautical engineering and is serving as the chief engineer on the Navy Rockets Team. In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing sports, and hiking. He hopes to graduate and become a Navy Pilot in the spring.

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Ryan Kenyon (Propulsion, Recovery)
Propulsion, Recovery

MIDN Kenyon is a senior at the United States Naval Academy majoring in astronautical engineering. From Webster, New York, he enjoys the outdoors, fishing and hiking.  He hopes to serve as an aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Samuel Siprelle (Aerodynamics, Acquisitions)
Aerodynamics, Acquisitions

MIDN Siprelle is a senior at the United States Naval Academy majoring in astronautical engineering.  In his spare time he enjoys running, cycling, sailing, rock climbing, and archery.  After graduation he aspires to serve as a Naval Aviator.

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Zachary Moore (Structures, CAD)
Structures, CAD

MIDN Moore is a senior at the United States Naval Academy. He enjoys surfing, playing water polo, running, and loves to read on his free time. After graduation he hopes to serve as a Marine Corps Ground Officer. 

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Tyler Davidson (Rover, Avionics)
Rover, Avionics

I wanted to join the military, but also thought it would be nice to go to college. After doing some research I discovered the academy programs and decided that they would be a very good fit for what I was looking for. I was even more pleased to find out that I could afford it because the only thing it cost me was a commitment to a career in a field I had already decided I wanted to do. I chose the Naval Academy out of the bunch based solely off the fact that I wanted to be a Marine and that this was the place to do it. It was the only school I finished an application to and my backup plan was to enlist directly  out of high school.

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Jose Medina (Rover)
Rover

Jose Medina is a senior from Plainfield, Illinois. He is majoring in systems engineering and hopes to commission as a Naval Aviator. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, soccer, and reading.  He also enjoys traveling,and hopes to explore the world.

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Luke Holley (Rover)
Rover

MIDN Holley is a senior at the United States Naval Academy and is majoring in Systems Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching sports as well as playing the drums. After graduation he would like to commission as a Marine Corps Ground Officer.

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Michael Morales (Propulsion, CAD)
Propulsion, CAD

Midshipman Morales was born in Bronxville, NY and raised in Hopewell Junction, NY. He studies Aerospace Engineering. He previously did some research on different hybrid grain designs and their effect on propulsion. He enjoys traveling and playing sports. He hopes to serve as a Navy Pilot.

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Andrew Gomez (Avionics, Safety)
Avionics, Safety

Andrew Gomez was born in Houston, Texas. He is majoring in astronautical engineering, as well as minoring in Spanish.  He enjoys spending time outdoors, especially climbing and scuba diving. He hopes to commission as an aviator in the United States Marine Corps.

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Rhett Nowotny (Structures, Aerodynamics)
Structures, Aerodynamics

MIDN Nowotny is a senior at the United States Naval Academy from a rural area of Iowa. He is majoring in mechanical engineering. On the weekends at USNA, he enjoys exploring historical places and being involved with a local Lutheran church. He also enjoys playing basketball in his free time. After graduation he hopes to commission as a Nuclear Surface Warfare officer in the Navy.

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Joseph Mullen (Recovery, PAO)
Recovery, PAO

MIDN Mullen is a senior at USNA from Mount Airy, MD majoring in astronautical engineering.  Prior to attending the academy he spent 2 years at Virginia Tech studying aerospace engineering.  His hobbies include bass fishing, camping, and hiking.  Upon graduation MIDN Mullen hopes to serve as a Naval Aviator.

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LCDR Spencer Temkin (Team Advisor)
Team Advisor

LCDR Temkin currently serves as Junior Permanent Military Professor teaching aeronautics and astronautics at USNA. Notable previous assignments in the US Navy include P-3C Aircraft Commander in Brunswick, Maine, Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officer aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) in Yokosuka, Japan and Primary Instructor Pilot and Department Head flying T-34C and T-6B aircraft in Corpus Christi, TX. He specializes in rocket and space propulsion.

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