Fall Fellow and Spacex Engineer Thomas Lipp ’04 Returns to the Hill
Last Friday, Thomas Lipp ’04 returned to the Hill as the 2023 Fall Fellow to speak about his journey from Hopkins to SpaceX. Since 2014, Dr. Lipp has been a Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer at SpaceX, working on trajectory optimization, both for landing and for more general trajectory planning. He is proud of writing the landing burn guidance algorithm that helps land the SpaceX rockets.
During his presentation, Dr. Lipp shared the science behind rocket ship launches and landings, while also imparting his personal wisdom about pursuing one's passions and achieving their desired trajectory.
Our Fellows program was established in 2005 to enrich the Hopkins learning experience by exposing students to alumni who can inspire, challenge, engage and educate by sharing their unique life experiences.
Hopkins is a private middle school and high school for grades 7-12. Located on a campus overlooking New Haven, CT, the School takes pride in its intellectually curious students as well as its dedicated faculty and staff.