Daniel C. Burbank
Daniel C. Burbank
Senior Technical Fellow, Mission Systems, Collins Aerospace
Elected to the Academy in 2020


US Coast Guard Academy, 1985, BS, Electrical Engineering; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1990, MS, Aeronautical Science; NASA Astronaut Training Program, Johnson Space Center, 1996

Professional Area

Space Shuttle Mission Specialist, Flight Engineer, ISS Mission Commander, EVA Astronaut, Helicopter Pilot and Aircraft Commander; Strategic Planning, Program Management and Government Relations; Concept development and execution of complex operations and systems design strategies; R&D, Risk Management, Crew Resource Management, Team Training & Education


For significant contributions and distinguished service as a Space Shuttle mission specialist, Soyuz flight engineer, Commander ISS Expedition,including 188 days in space, 7 hours of spacewalk, and 4000 hours as helicopter pilot with 300+ rescue missions. Honors include but not limited to the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medals, Legion of Merit, and Air Medal.