Eric Sim


NASA Engineer




Aeroscience/Navigation Engineer, Co-op at NASA

May 2013 – July 2013 (3 months)

Created a MATLAB script that translates on-board pseudorange and carrier-phase data into 3-dimensional point positions using a linear iteration technique and a simulated RINEX message file. The intended use is for the Orion EFT-1 mission and creating a best estimated trajectory during post-processing.
Thanks to the success of NASA Johnson Style, I was able to participate in outreach events such as Space Exploration Educators Conference, Citizens for Space Exploration in Washington DC, and Pearl Hall Elementary Building Cultural Bridges.

Propulsion Systems Engineer, Co-op at NASA

August 2012 – December 2012 (5 months)

Worked on the propulsion systems for a vertical test bed called Morpheus. Morpheus is designed to implement a liquid oxygen/methane propellant that is intended to be renewable in situ on Mars, and compatable on board with life support systems or power generation. This new propulsion technology is clean-burning, non-toxic, cryogenic and space storable, and Morpheus serves as its test vehicle.
As a side project, I created an educational parody video called “NASA Johnson Style.” The video is a spoof on Gangnam Style and became the most popular video on NASA’s YouTube channel with over 5 million views.

Flight Lead, Engineer, Co-op at NASA

January 2012 – August 2012 (8 months)Johnson Space Center – Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

As Flight Lead, I am responsible for the readiness of all mockups and the coordination of facility support for assigned flights. The F/L also ensures that that the space station hardware and facility is configured and ready for each crew training mission.
F/L serves as the primary interface to all users for NBL facility related operations and is required to monitor all assigned crew training missions and react to Test Conductor (TC) feedback.


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