Hayden Martin is an early career Manufacturing Engineer. He is a native of Huntsville and attended Buckhorn High School (Class of 2013) and The University of Alabama Huntsville (Class of 2018). He first pursued a Biomedical Engineering degree at the University of Alabama Birmingham but later decided to transfer to UAH to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Hayden's family has a background in STEM his grandfather was an electrician on the Apollo missions, his mother was project support on various NASA programs, and his aunt trained astronauts in the water tank on Redstone Arsenal.
Hayden works for the Boeing company as a Manufacturing Engineer on the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) program. He interfaces with Design, Systems, and Test Engineering and is responsible for ensuring that the Seeker portion of the PAC-3 missile is built to the design drawings and all procedures and testing are performed in accordance with the customer specifications. He recently completed the Block 4 development program in which he helped build two flight units both of which flew and hit their targets. After the success of the Block 4 flight units, he was promoted to the Block 5 development program and is now assisting in its development.
Hayden has also had the opportunity in the past to be a design Engineer on Boeing Space and Defense Satellites, 777x airplane, NASA docking system Ascent cover, and CST-100 Starliner. These experiences have helped him become a more successful Manufacturing Engineer.
In his personal time, Hayden enjoys working on cars, woodworking, and four-wheeling.