Allen Mirkadyrov currently works as an aerospace engineer in the flight safety division at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), Virginia. His primary focus is on orbital and sub-orbital missions conducted by WFF at various launch ranges around the world. Allen has been at this position since November, 2010. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from San Diego State University (SDSU). Previously, Allen served 10 years in the US Air Force, both as an enlisted and an officer. As an Air Force Officer, Allen worked on Titan II, Titan IV, and Atlas V space launch vehicles, while stationed at Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB), California. His most recent assignment prior to joining NASA was working as an avionics and batteries lead engineer for an Atlas V rocket.