Happy Memorial Day!
Today I’m over at Yes and Yes talking about what it’s like to work at NASA, including in Mission Control.
I started my career at Johnson Space Center in Houston as a college sophomore, spent several years as a trajectory analyst after I finished graduate school, and then worked as a flight controller for the final 5 years of the Space Shuttle program. When the shuttle stopped flying in 2011, I shifted to a new role supporting the International Space Station as a Safety Engineer and I’m still there today — almost 20 years after I first walked in the doors at Johnson Space Center.
And I’ve been blogging most of those years too!
So, whether you’re coming here from Yes and Yes or have been with me for years…welcome! Here are a few more space-related posts you might want to check out:
- The High Untrespassed Sanctity of Space – My “personal history” with the space program, and how I got my job at NASA.
- Mission Control – A more in-depth look at what I did as a flight controller for the space shuttle.
- Rendezvous Officer 101 – An interview I did on NASA TV during one of the last shuttle missions about what my position — the Rendezvous Officer — was responsible for.
- Women@NASA – A short feature I did for the Women@NASA initiative.
- Space Is Hard – A reminder that just because it sometimes looks easy doesn’t mean it IS easy.
- Lovely Endeavor – A small tribute to my favorite space shuttle.
Feel free to ask questions in the comments if there’s something you’ve always wanted to know about the space program!