FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK:
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.
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.
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.