Dan Adamo is a graduate of the University of Rochester (BS Optical Engineering, 1975) and the University of Houston, Clear Lake City (MS Physical Sciences, 1981). From 1979 to 2008, he was employed as a contractor at Johnson Space Center. Throughout that interval, he was involved with space mission trajectory simulation, design, and operations. Beginning in 1990, he supported 60 Space Shuttle flights from Mission Control's Flight Dynamics Officer (FDO) Console. In July 2008, he retired from regular employment to pursue astrodynamics research and consulting tasks full-time. He regularly participates in educational outreach activities.