Mark Fischer was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1992. At UC Davis he specialized in the design of digital and analog control systems. While working on his undergraduate degree he was involved in the design of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) at NASA/Ames Research Center. In 1994 he received a Masters of Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He specialized in spacecraft mission design and design in engineering education. While pursuing his masters degree he was involved in writing a STEDI Proposal to build and fly the Twin Auroral Plasma Probes (TAPP). He was also on the original team that wrote the Discovery Proposal that this Design Project is based on.
Mark currently resides in Austin, Texas and is pursuing on his Ph.D. while working for the University of Texas at Austin. His duties include teaching and managing Texas Space Grant Consortium design projects.
While away from the university Mark competes in volleyball tournaments, enjoys cooking, and serves as the Administrator for his church.
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