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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:15:08 +0000
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:14-01-2015
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     Current job:Astronaut Training Division Intern
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
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    EU and USA National

    Education

     

     

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    Master of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics

    Man Vehicle Laboratory

    Draper Laboratory Fellow

     

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    Minor in English

     

    Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC

     

     

     

    GPA 5.00 / 5.00

     

     

     

     

    GPA 4.00 / 4.00

     

     

    Jun 2014

     

     

     

     

    May 2012

     

     

    Jun 2008

    Experience

     

     

    European Astronaut Centre, European Space Agency (ESA), Cologne, Germany

     

    Aug 2014-Present

     

    Astronaut Training Division Intern

    ·       Collaborated with Soyuz experts to develop an instructional video based on ESA astronaut training course materials required for Soyuz rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station (ISS)

    ·       Creating on-board training (OBT) materials for use on-ISS to enhance, and in some instances replace, prior ground training for astronauts

    ·       Analyzing the existing ESA Astronaut Basic Training program for structural efficiency and content effectiveness, with the objective of reorganizing and revitalizing the courses and instructional approach

     

     

    MIT Man Vehicle Laboratory and Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

     

     

    Aug 2012-Jun 2014

    Mobility Augmenting Jetpack with Integrated CMGs (MAJIC) for Extravehicular Activities Near Low-Gravity Objects

    ·       Determined the feasibility of incorporating control-moment gyroscopes into an EVA jetpack

    ·       Assessed astronauts’ physical requirements and limitations for potential future mission EVAs

    ·       Evaluated astronaut dynamics in conjunction with the MAJIC system using MATLAB and Simulink

     

     

    NASA Johnson Space Center Virtual Reality Laboratory, Houston, TX

     

    Jun-Aug 2013, Mar 2014

    User Evaluations of MAJIC Dynamics using Real Time Virtual Reality Graphics

    ·       Integrated MAJIC controls, human dynamics models, and real-time motion capture into the VR Lab’s immersive astronaut training graphics environment using Linux OS

    ·       Designed and executed two three-part human subject VR evaluations to get feedback and recommendations from potential end users and customers

     

    MIT AgeLab, Cambridge, MA

    Sep 2012-Jan 2013

    Simulation Study Examining Driver Distraction during Navigation Tasks

    ·       Headed an experiment to address human factors issues associated with navigation devices

    ·       Collected, monitored, and analyzed physiological and cognitive workload data during destination entry tasks between a dashboard-mounted GPS unit and an iPhone “Maps” application for differences in driver distraction

     

    WPI Cube-Sat Design, Worcester, MA

    Sep 2011-Mar 2012

    Instrument and Mission Analysis

    ·       Led a four person team to analyze on-board instrumentation and mission of a Cube Satellite

    ·       Part of a larger 17-student, 3-team project to support the design of the Cube-Sat mission

     

    Sikorsky Aircraft, Bridgeport, CT; West Palm Beach, FL

    Low Observables Internship

    May-Jul 2011

    ·       Reduced and analyzed helicopter acoustic signatures and ran computational fluid dynamics to analyze a new helicopter exhaust system

    ·       Dispatched to FL as support to a critical helicopter flight test program; collected and reduced precise and accurate air-to-air thermal imaging data

     

    Leadership

     

     

    MIT Graduate Association of Aeronautics & Astronautics

    Graduate Student Council Representative, 2012-2013; Event Coordinator, 2013-2014

     

    WPI Society of Women Engineers

     

    2012-2014

     

     

    2008-2012

    President, 2011-2012; Vice President, 2010-2011; Treasurer, 2009-2010

     

    WPI Phi Sigma Sigma Women’s Fraternity

    Social Chair, 2011-2012; Correspondence Secretary, 2010-2011; Sophomore Class Representative, 2009-2010; Core Group Leader, 2009-2010

    2008-2012

     

    WPI Varsity Field Hockey

    Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representative, 2010-2011

    2008-2012

     

    WPI Communicating About Safety 101 (Sexual Assault Awareness  and Education Group)

    Vice President, 2009-2010

    2008-2012

     

     

    WPI Hellenic Students Association

    Public Relations Chair, 2008-2010

    2008-2012

     

     

     

     

    Awards and Honors

     

     

    Academics and Leadership

    Volpe Best Transportation Presentation Award, HFES Student Conference

    Society of Women Engineers Lydia I. Pickup Memorial Scholarship

    NCAA Academic All-American of the Year, Women’s Division III

    WPI Two Towers Leadership and Academic Award (presented yearly to top Junior scholar-leader)

    WPI Varsity Club Award (presented yearly to top Senior student-athlete)

    WPI Crimson and Gray Award (presented yearly to 15 impactful campus leaders)

     

     

     

     

    April 2013

    May 2012

    Jun 2012

    Apr 2011

    Apr 2012

    Apr 2012

    Honor Societies

    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (2009-Present); Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society (2012-Present); Order of Omega Greek Honor Society (2010-Present); Sigma Society, Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation Academic Society (2009-Present)

     

     

     

     


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