Michael Paul


Michael Paul is a space systems engineer at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory. He was at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory from 2000 to 2008, where he was the spacecraft systems engineer for NASA’s MESSENGER Mission to Mercury. Michael also worked on NASA’s twin Solar Terrestrial Observatories and the Comet Nucleus Tour. While at […]


Max Winn

Student Team Leader

Max Winn is a junior at Penn State pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He also works as a part of the Systems Engineering and Propulsion Sub Teams. As Student Team Leader, Max is responsible for the professional development and technical progress of all students on the Lunar Lion team. He also facilitates the cross-communications of […]

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Matthew Hagerty

Director of Communications

  Matt Hagerty is a 1st year MBA candidate at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. As the Director of Communications for Lunar Lion, Hagerty is helping lead the efforts in marketing, branding, public relations, social media, and fundraising.  A Pennsylvania native, Matt was has lived around the state in cities like Erie, Pittsburgh and […]


Creed Reilly

Chief Engineer

My name is Creed Reilly, and I am the Chief Engineer for the Lunar Lion team (obviously, see above). I started out in the team as a CAD engineer, and worked my way up over the past 2 years from Structures Deputy Lead, to Structures Lead, to where I am today. Outside of Lunar Lion, […]

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John Targonski

Integration and Test Lead

John is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Information Sciences and Technology and a minor in Engineering Mechanics. John is planning to graduate a the end of the Fall 2015 semester. As Integration and Test Lead, John works with every lead and member of the team that works […]


Yinzi Xin

Lead Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer

Yinzi Xin is a sophomore pursuing a dual major Electrical Engineering and Physics. As Lead Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer, Yinzi manages the hardware and software integration of the craft. GNC also works on modeling and simulations, controller development, and other projects within the subsystem. When Yinzi is not learning and working through Lunar Lion, […]

Meghan Kaminski

Lead Structures Engineer

I will be getting a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. I plan to graduate in May 2016.  As structures lead, we build the structure of the craft and ensure the mission requirements are able to be completed with each individual craft. Completion of a craft includes a high fidelity model, as […]


Reuben Bushnell

Lead Power Engineer

Reuben Bushnell is currently working on a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering as well as a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. As Lead Power Engineer, Bushnell designs, assembles, and tests the electronics for the Lunar Lion along with the electronics for the prototypes. This complex system includes everything from the power supply to the valve […]

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