9yo prodigy astounds NASA experts at Space Telescope Science Institute with brilliance.
David Balogun, a child prodigy, continues to astound with his remarkable intellect.
April 22nd 2023.
Child prodigy David Balogun continues to amaze the world with his remarkable intelligence, and his talents have now put him in the spotlight at NASA. At just nine years old, he has become one of the youngest students to ever receive his high school diploma, graduating from Reach Cyber Charter School in Harrisburg, PA. His story spread quickly, and NASA and the Maryland-based Space Telescope Science Institute were so impressed that they invited him to visit the James Webb Space Telescope Mission Operations Center in Baltimore.
When David arrived in his orange NASA space suit, the scientists were stunned by his grasp of the science. While giving him a tour of the Flight Control Room, he explained something they had never heard before - Super Saturn. After being asked to explain, he proceeded to educate the team, who were so impressed that they had to Google it.
David is already planning for his future, aspiring to be an astrophysicist, chemist, engineer, and software designer. Before that, he is preparing for college, and his father Henry is carefully researching to find the best fit. Harvard may have been the popular choice, but Henry prefers to keep his nine-year-old close to home.