From Polar Peaks to Celestial Heights: Christy Hansen’s Unique Path to Leading NASA’s Commercial Low Earth Orbit Development Program  – NASA

From Polar Peaks to Celestial Heights: Christy Hansen’s Unique Path to Leading NASA’s Commercial Low Earth Orbit Development Program  – NASA

Christy Hansen’s journey with NASA spans more than two decades and is marked by roles that have shaped her into a leader in space exploration. Now serving on a six-month rotation as the deputy manager for NASA’s CLDP (Commercial Low Earth Orbit Development Program) at Johnson Space Center in Houston, she brings 25 years of … Read more

Station Nation: Meet Katie Burlingame, ETHOS Flight Controller and Instructor in the Flight Operations Directorate – NASA

Station Nation: Meet Katie Burlingame, ETHOS Flight Controller and Instructor in the Flight Operations Directorate – NASA

Katie Burlingame is an ETHOS (Environmental and Thermal Operating Systems) flight controller and instructor in the Flight Operations Directorate supporting the International Space Station. Burlingame trains astronauts and flight controllers on the International Space Station’s environmental control systems, internal thermal control systems, and emergency response. Burlingame shares about their path to NASA, what Pride Month … Read more

From Psychology to Space: Alexandra Whitmire’s Journey and Impact in NASA’s Human Research Program – NASA

From Psychology to Space: Alexandra Whitmire’s Journey and Impact in NASA’s Human Research Program – NASA

From navigating the depths of the human mind to exploring the vastness of space, Dr. Alexandra (Sandra) Whitmire helps lead research on the effects of prolonged isolation and confinement as NASA prepares to voyage to the Moon and eventually Mars.  Whitmire is the lead scientist for the Human Factors and Behavioral Performance element (HFBP) within … Read more

Jennifer Scott Williams: Leading the Next Giant Leap in Space Exploration and Championing STEM Advocacy – NASA

Jennifer Scott Williams: Leading the Next Giant Leap in Space Exploration and Championing STEM Advocacy – NASA

Jennifer Scott Williams embodies leadership, innovation, and excitement for life. Her career has been a testament to her unwavering passion and versatility, navigating through various roles and significantly contributing to the agency’s milestones and evolution. In her 23 years at NASA, she has combined engineering, business, science communications, and leadership all into one.     … Read more

Clare Luckey: Shaping the Future of Mars Missions and Inspiring the Artemis Generation  – NASA

Clare Luckey: Shaping the Future of Mars Missions and Inspiring the Artemis Generation  – NASA

As a member of the Mars Architecture Team, Clare Luckey is one of the people at the forefront of designing the first crewed mission to the Red Planet. Her current work involves helping to develop the vision for the initial segment of Mars exploration missions. She also has been named one of Forbes’ 30 under … Read more

Eleasa Kim: Pioneering CLDP Payload Operations and Cultural Integration – NASA

Eleasa Kim: Pioneering CLDP Payload Operations and Cultural Integration – NASA

Eleasa Kim, stationed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, leads the Commercial Low Earth Orbit Development Program (CLDP) payload operations at Johnson Space Center, with 18 years of mission support under her belt. Her roles have included biomedical engineer flight controller, payload safety engineer for Artemis I, planning and analysis branch operations discipline lead, and … Read more

Johnson Celebrates AA and NHPI Heritage Month: Meet Hemanth Koralla – NASA

Johnson Celebrates AA and NHPI Heritage Month: Meet Hemanth Koralla – NASA

Hemanth Koralla was working as a software developer for General Motors when he received a LinkedIn message inviting him to apply for a NASA contract position with Jacobs Technology. While unexpected, Koralla seized the opportunity. “You can’t say no to NASA!” Koralla has spent the last two years helping to develop the Vehicle System Manager … Read more

Johnson Celebrates AA and NHPI Heritage Month: Kimia Seyedmadani – NASA

Johnson Celebrates AA and NHPI Heritage Month: Kimia Seyedmadani – NASA

A quest for innovative ideas and development processes led biomedical engineer Kimia Seyedmadani to NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) in 2018. After working for several years to design and develop cutting-edge medical devices, Seyedmadani became frustrated with resistance to innovative ideas and  the regulatory processes with respect to a treatment for pancreatic cancer. “I got … Read more