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Martin Dan Tani

Director, Business Development Operations, Human Exploration & Operations, Northrop Grumman

Daniel (Dan) Tani is the Director of Business Development Operations at Northrop Grumman Space Systems, located in Dulles, Virginia. Dan has decades of experience in both the commercial and government space sectors. He has worked at the Hughes Aircraft Company, Orbital Sciences Corporation, NASA and Northrop Grumman. He has also been a high school teacher and worked in the non-profit sector for several years.

For 16 years, Dan was an astronaut based at the NASA Johnson Space center in Houston Texas. In his career at NASA, he flew on 2 space missions accumulating 132 days in space featuring 6 spacewalks. Originally from the Chicago area, Dan is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, having received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. He is a 3rd generation Japanese-American and the son of parents that were interned at the Topaz Relocation Center as part of the mandatory evacuation of Japanese descendants during World War II. A mediocre but avid golfer, he lives with his wife and 3 children in Northern Virginia.

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