IAmA Aerospace Engineer for NASA who worked on designing the toilets for the Space Shuttle among other things, AMA.
Hey y'all, I am fairly new to reddit and it seems you guys love NASA, so I figured you might be interested in hearing the side of things from one of the many folks responsible for putting people in space!
I started working for Lockheed in 1987 and was a part of one of the design crews working on the new F-22. Me and my coworkers' responsibility laid in designing the interior of the cockpit (ultimately our proposal was rejected). I left my high-paying job at Lockheed for personal reasons, and took a lower paying job at NASA in 1993. My primary work actually rested in revamping the toilets on the Space Shuttle, and making them more efficient, etc. I resigned from NASA in 2011 because I disagreed with the direction things were going, and I consider it an early retirement, I suppose.
Anyway, ask me anything, I'll be happy to put grand strategy games aside for now and respond as best I can!
EDIT: Holy Jesus this blew up since I last checked in the wee hours of the night. I'll get to answering right now.
EDIT2: Here's some proof as requested, I took a picture of one of my degrees I hope that suffices:
EDIT3: Thank you all for your questions, I had a great time answering your questions and will continue to answer the ones that filter in. I also wanted to use this space to pay tribute to one of the greatest coworkers I ever had (one of the few at Lockheed who treated me right). He died in a car crash in 1993, and all this talk about my past really brought back some memories. I hope the afterlife is treating you okay, Connor.