Dick Danielson PhD is the Manager for Audiology and Hearing Conservation at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where he collaborates with physicians, engineers and researchers from NASA and its international partners to resolve auditory and acoustic issues on the International Space Station and future space vehicles. He holds appointments as an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, in the Department of Otolaryngology and Center for Space Medicine. During his career as a military audiologist, Colonel (Retired) Danielson directed audiology programs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other US Army medical centres, as well as a unique Audiology Task Force that deployed for Operation Desert Storm. He has chaired the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. The National Hearing Conservation Association has recognised him with its “Outstanding Hearing Conservationist Award” for contributions and achievements in the field of hearing loss prevention.