Aaron Glafenhein was born and raised in Sevierville, Tennessee and from an early age have had a fascination with space and engineering. As a youngster, he took over his parent’s garage and attic where he constructed all sorts of experiments and machines. Although science and math were his favorite subjects in school, he most enjoyed learning about the cosmos and physics.
After high school, Aaron moved to Daytona Beach to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to pursue his dream of becoming an aerospace engineer. While in school, he was co-founder of a campus commercial spaceflight club that still meets today.
Aaron interned at an aerospace company in Vero Beach and participated in a solar robotics competition.
After college, Aaron was hired locally by an environmental engineering company where he is currently employed. Aaron is the company's dynamics seals expert and lead finite element analysis. He spends most of his free time building robots or looking at the stars through his telescope on clear nights. He also participates in citizen science projects.