Built my own reflecting telescopes at age 16, including grinding and polishing the mirrors. Got a BS degree in Physics. Two years graduate school, majoring in Computer Science. Worked for Texas Instruments for five years. Moved to Houston, Texas, and began working on NASA projects. Developed custom compiler for the Space Shuttle Simulators. Designed software command and control system for the Space Station. Now analyzing the safety and reliability of aerospace computer software systems. Main hobby is still space science and astronomy.