Enzo Vito has a degree in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in astronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ. His specialties are in rocket propulsion, test and evaluation, and computer aided design. In school, he received scholarships from Boeing, and was the project manager for stage 1 of his senior capstone class project of designing a satellite to mitigate the effects of the Kessler Syndrome, an orbital debris phenomenon. He has always had a fascination about space and space travel and is working toward becoming qualified for NASA's Astronaut Program and aspires to be on the first manned mission to the surface of Mars.
What makes good design?
Coming from an engineering background, good design is rooted in purpose, functionality, and simplicity. Every part, component etc, should serve some purpose or some useful function in-universe. A design should be from the perspective of an engineer in-universe. What is this design meant to do? What is this design meant to accomplish?
What can kill a design?
Inspiration from other fictional designs can have significant influence and spark creative ideas, however should be utilized sparingly.