Axient Employees Receive Ames Honor Awards

This year, two Axient employees were awarded the prestigious Ames Honor Award: Paul Levinson-Muth and Andres Dono Perez. The honorees were recognized at the annual Ames Honor Awards ceremony, which was held virtually to recognize the achievements of all the recipients. Congratulations to all 2022’s Ames Honor Awardees!

Paul is a flight dynamics analyst at MEIS (an Axient subsidiary) in the Spaceflight Division at NASA Ames Research Center, supporting mission concepts and flight projects under the PESS II contract. He started as an intern with the Ames Flight Dynamics group after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in aerospace engineering in 2020. Paul now serves as a trajectory designer for HelioSwarm, a MIDEX mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate currently in Pre Phase B development, and he’ll support mission operations for the Starling swarm technology demonstration mission launching later this year.

Andres manages of the Flight Dynamics (FD) Team at NASA Ames. This group provides full mission support from early in the mission design process to orbit determination during flight. His background is in astrodynamics and he has been working at Ames for over nine years in several spacecraft and proposals that include the recently awarded HelioSwarm mission. As part of his role, he oversees the various FD projects, provides technical analysis and coordinates the future plans for the team within the SpaceFlight division at Ames. He is also the navigation lead for the BioSentinel mission, which is scheduled to launch later this year aboard SLS as part of the Artemis-1 program.

Congratulations to both of you on your incredible efforts being recognized through this prestigious award!