Kan Yang: Translating Science Ideas into Engineering Concepts – NASA

Kan Yang: Translating Science Ideas into Engineering Concepts – NASA

As team lead of the Instrument Design Laboratory, Kan Yang turns science concepts into engineering reality. Name: Kan YangTitle: Team Lead of the Instrument Design LaboratoryFormal Job Classification: Technical ManagerOrganization: Instrument Systems and Technology Division, Engineering and Technology Directorate (Code 550) What do you do and what is most interesting about your role here at … Read more

NASA Earns Best Place to Work in Government for 12 Straight Years – NASA

NASA Earns Best Place to Work in Government for 12 Straight Years – NASA

NASA was named Thursday as the 2023 Best Place to Work in the Federal Government – large agency – for the 12th year in a row by the Partnership for Public Service. The title serves as a reflection of employee satisfaction with the workplace and functioning of the overall agency as NASA explores the unknown … Read more

Ken Carpenter: Ensuring Top-Tier Science from Moon to Stars – NASA

Ken Carpenter: Ensuring Top-Tier Science from Moon to Stars – NASA

Today, Ken Carpenter is a scientist for NASA’s Hubble and Roman space telescopes, but in 1967 he was just a teenager at his local library out to fact-check a “Star Trek” episode. Name: Kenneth G. CarpenterTitle: Operations Project Scientist for Hubble Space Telescope; Ground System Scientist for Roman Space Telescope; and a NASA Innovative Advanced … Read more

NASA Mission Strengthens 40-Year Friendship  – NASA

NASA Mission Strengthens 40-Year Friendship  – NASA

As NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore launches aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station Monday, May 6 on its first crewed flight, one of his best friends will have played a key role in getting him there.  Billy Stover, chief safety officer for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and Wilmore have been friends for more … Read more

Kiyun Kim: From Intern to Accessibility Advocate – NASA

Kiyun Kim: From Intern to Accessibility Advocate – NASA

Kiyun Kim began at Goddard as a summer intern. Impressed by the center’s community bonds, Kim is now co-chair of a center resource group that champions accessibility and inclusivity. Name: Kiyun KimTitle: Software EngineerOrganization: Ground Software Systems Branch (Code 583) What do you do at Goddard Space Flight Center? I’m a software engineer on the … Read more

NASA Photographer Honored for Thrilling Inverted In-Flight Image – NASA

NASA Photographer Honored for Thrilling Inverted In-Flight Image – NASA

Riding in the back seat of a car can be boring. Riding in the back of a NASA aircraft is exhilarating, especially for photographers capturing NASA’s story. Jim Ross, photo lead at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, was awarded first place for an image he took while flying upside down in a … Read more

Shawnta Ball Turns Obstacles into Opportunities in Goddard’s Education Office – NASA

Shawnta Ball Turns Obstacles into Opportunities in Goddard’s Education Office – NASA

Name: Shawnta Ball Title: Program Support Specialist Formal Job Classification: Administrative Support Assistant Organization: Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM, Code 160) How would you describe your job at Goddard? I contribute to the vitality of our office by providing crucial support to various programs. I joined Goddard in March 2020 and witnessed the organization undergo … Read more

Veronica T. Pinnick Put NASA’s PACE Mission through Its Paces – NASA

Veronica T. Pinnick Put NASA’s PACE Mission through Its Paces – NASA

To achieve the impossible, Veronica T. Pinnick, who put NASA’s PACE mission through its prelaunch paces, says you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Name: Dr. Veronica T. Pinnick Title: Plankton Aerosol, Cloud and ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Integration and Test (I&T) manager Formal Job Classification: Chemist Organization: Integration and Test Branch, Electrical Engineering Division … Read more

Meet the Two Women Leading Space Station Science – NASA

Meet the Two Women Leading Space Station Science – NASA

The International Space Station provides researchers access to the unique features of low Earth orbit: long-duration microgravity, exposure to space, and a one-of-a-kind perspective of our planet. These special attributes enable scientists to conduct innovative experiments that can’t be done anywhere else. Employees in the International Space Station Research Integration Office at NASA’s Johnson Space … Read more

Langley Celebrates Women’s History Month: The Langley ASIA-AQ Team – NASA

Langley Celebrates Women’s History Month: The Langley ASIA-AQ Team – NASA

In honor of Women’s History Month, we caught up with the ASIA-AQ team on the other side of the Earth and asked the women from Langley about their inspirations and challenges as scientists. The ASIA-AQ (Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality) mission is an international cooperative field study designed to address local air … Read more