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Kiyun Kim: From Intern to Accessibility Advocate

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) Kiyun Kim works with aerospace technology software systems at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in […]

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Kate A. McGinnis: Ready to “Go” with PACE Testing

PACE Systems Engineer Kate A. McGinnis spent years planning the vibration, acoustic, and shock tests for the PACE spacecraft before saying “Systems is ‘go’” to start each test. Name: Kate A. McGinnisTitle: Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, and Ocean Ecosystem Mission (PACE) Systems EngineerFormal Job Classification: Systems engineerOrganization: Mission Systems Engineering Branch, Engineering and Technology Directorate (Code […]

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

When it comes to transforming obstacles into opportunities, it’s all about a “grow where you’re planted” mentality, says Shawnta Ball, a program support specialist in Goddard’s education office. Name: Shawnta Ball Title: Program Support Specialist Formal Job Classification: Administrative Support Assistant Organization: Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM, Code 160) “Rather than succumbing to challenges or […]

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

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 […]

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Casey Honniball: Finding Her Space in Lunar Science

Lunar scientist Casey Honniball conducts lunar observations and field work near volcanoes to investigate how astronauts could use instruments during moonwalks. Name: Casey HonniballTitle: Lunar scientistOrganization: Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory, Science Directorate (Code 698) Casey Honniball is a lunar scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Courtesy of Casey Honniball […]

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Expedition 69 Astronauts Tour NASA Goddard, Speak With Employees

A trio of astronauts visited with employees at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on March 18, 2024, to share their spaceflight experiences aboard the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg, and United Arab Emirates astronaut Sultan Alneyadi all served as flight engineers on the Expedition 69 crew […]