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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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NASA Photographer Honored for Thrilling Inverted In-Flight Image

2 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) NASA research pilot Nils Larson and photographer Jim Ross complete aerobatic maneuvers in a NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California owned T-34C aircraft during a proficiency flight.  NASA/Jim Ross Riding in the back seat of a car can be boring. Riding in the […]

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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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Meet the Two Women Leading Space Station Science

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 […]