Joe Gonzales

Joe Gonzales is a senior aerospace engineer from Woodridge, Virginia. He first became interested in
rockets in second grade once he figured out they were pretty much the only way he was going to get to
Mars. This is his third year on the team, and his first year leading the recovery squad, which will be
working to design an entirely mechanical parachute ejection system. Outside of the team, Joe is very
involved in his dorm as an RA, and enjoys playing basketball and swimming.