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Josh Niedfeldt

Josh Niedfeldt


Josh Niedfeldt grew up in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Lakeside Lutheran High School and was inspired by the shuttle program to pursue engineering. Josh earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in aeronautics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Josh was an amazing person who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, coaching Special Olympics, and spending time with his two cats and dog. He loved anything space related.  Josh had an opportunity to experience zero gravity on the Vomit Comet and made it his mission to visit all the remaining space shuttles across the U.S.

After his unexpected death in July 2021, this scholarship fund was established to honor Josh's love of space and his desire to help others.

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