Since 2010, PSP-SL has grown into an advanced and forefront contender in the NASA SL competition. With members from various majors and backgrounds, PSP-SL boasts a diverse setting for teammates to not only provide the team with valuable ideas, but also offer the newer members a chance to get involved in the various aspects of the project, including avionics design, payload, educational outreach, and social ventures.
Charles D. Walker graduated from Purdue University in 1971 in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and has flown on three Space Shuttle Missions in 1984 and 1985 for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He was the first industrial payload specialist, confirmed by NASA in 1983 and has 20 days of experience in space while travelling 8.2 million miles. Walker performed early protein crystal growth experiments and participated in numerous medical evaluation as a test subject. This year, we are recognizing his achievements and contributions to the space industry, and for being a proud alumni of Purdue.