I am work in the Mission Engineering System Analysis Branch of the engineering department at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland. At the moment I am involved in the Constellation Program, which basically is the program developing the new crew vehicle and its missions. I am now working on a rendezvous problem concerning the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) and Lunar Surface Access Module (LSAM). The idea is to discover the best Low Lunar Orbit from which to begin the rendezvous, in order to minimize fuel consumption. From there, I will be working on other parts of the mission, doing orbit and trajectory optimization as well as sensor analysis. I am also beta-testing new software.
This experience is particularly rewarding for me because I want to specialize in space systems. I hope to join the Goddard Graduate Research Co-op Program while attending Grad School.
I am living in an intern housing program in Laurel, Maryland which is just outside the DC Metro area. There are around 150 interns living in my apartment complex. I have visited downtown Washington a number of times, seen many of the monuments as well as the Capitol Building and the White House. I joined a DC summer Ultimate frisbee league and put together a small team of interns for a charity tournament. I also joined Goddard’s intramural softball league, I play on the high energy astrophysics team- named No Mercy.
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