Sean Auffinger

Space Exploration Initiative
  • MIT Space Exploration Initiative Mission Integrator

Sean serves as Mission Integrator for the MIT Space Exploration Initiative.

Sean brings with him experience working on many different commercial and military aircraft programs from his time at Boeing Research and Technology. As Mission Integrator, Sean works intimately with all flight opportunity bound projects across the SEI and MIT community to ensure they are flight ready by advising on technical requirements, design decisions, and flight operations, as well as interfacing with the various flight providers and providing engineering support as needed. Sean supports teams on-site for all flight missions, the most recent being Blue Origin's New Shepard (NS-17), and has personally flown on three parabolic flights (70 total parabolas).

Alongside his Mission Integrator role, Sean facilitates the Zero-Gravity Flight Prep and Operating in the Lunar Environment courses.

Sean is now Denver, CO based and enjoys all of the hiking and skiing opportunities, and is excited to begin private pilot training.

Sean serves as Mission Integrator for the MIT Space Exploration Initiative.

Sean brings with him experience working on many different commercial and military aircraft programs from his time at Boeing Research and Technology. As Mission Integrator, Sean works intimately with all flight opportunity bound projects across the SEI and MIT community to ensure they are flight ready by advising on technical requirements, design decisions, and flight operations, as well as interfacing with the various flight providers and providing engineering support as needed. Sean supports teams on-site for all flight missions, the most recent being Blue Origin's New Shepard (NS-17), and has personally flown on three parabolic flights (70 total parabolas).

Alongside his Mission Integrator role, Sean facilitates the Zero-Gravity Flight Prep and Operating in the Lunar Environment courses.

Sean is now Denver, CO based and enjoys all of the hiking and skiing opportunities, and is excited to begin private pilot training.