Ahren Lieth is an engineer working for a company that provides products for the helicopter industry. He received a BS in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2013 and returned to earn an MS in Aerospace Engineering in 2016.
Since boyhood, Ahren has been fascinated with all things aerospace. Model rockets, model airplanes, and books about space and atmospheric flight filled his room then as they do now. Ahren's masters degree project focused on orbital dynamics of binary asteroids, and possible deflection using the gravity tractor method. He devotes time each day to news in the space industry, and continues to be excited and inspired by space exploration. As a Solar System Ambassador, Ahren hopes to transfer enthusiasm and love of space exploration to community members young and old.