💫 August 2nd, 2018.
I have accepted an internship at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
I will be living in Houston for 4 months, where I will be working for NASA.
I will be working with wireless architecture, Internet of Things in Space, and the standards for the before-mentioned things. I’m so incredibly excited for this opportunity because it is exactly what I want to do- what I love doing.
There’s also a lion that will be joining me on my journey… Meet Leo!
Leo is the cutest little lion, and he’s so soft. I’m so excited to share my journey with a cute little lion, and with all my friends, family, and readers!
If you’re interested in specific small details, the internship application process, or anything else like that… check out the “National Aeronautics and Space Administration” category!
And of course, these views are my own and do not represent or speak for NASA in any way.
I’ll be using this page of my blog for my big NASA updates, so stay tuned for more additions!💫 August 8th, 2018.
I found a place to live! I will be renting a room from a NASA employee and her family, and I’m incredibly excited. All I need now is a way to get to Texas.
💫 August 11th, 2018.
Everything fell into place. I am driving down on the Friday before my internship begins with a family friend! It’ll be a long 21 hour drive, but I am so excited to finally be going. I’ve gotten multiple emails from my mentor, some advice from the current intern in my position, and some other super helpful advice from the intern coordinators. My next big update will be from Houston, Texas!
💫 September 2nd, 2018.
It’s been a month since I accepted my internship offer, and I just completed my first week at NASA. There are so many emotions and feelings, and it’s so different from anything I expected. I am surrounded by the friendliest, most brilliant group of people. I’ve learned so many things already, from NASA-specific things to a lot of electrical engineering concepts relating to my project. It all seems incredibly over my head right now, but I can say that I absolutely love where I am and what I’m doing. I’m so excited to be here and learn the most I can. All the other interns are so friendly and my NASA co-workers are phenomenal people… everyone is so happy to be where they are and it’s such a wonderful environment. I am so excited to see where the next 16 weeks take me, both professionally and personally.
💫 September 20th, 2018.
Today, I met NASA director Jim Bridenstine, along with First Daughter Ivanka Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, and Representative Brian Babin. I also got a tour of the FIRST Robotics Team 118 (Robonauts) facility, and I got to ride in the MRV; a Modular Robotic Vehicle. I’ve also had many other great opportunities; I was able to take a selfie with astronaut Anne McClain (and I ended up in the Houston Chronicle!), I listened to an amazing lecture by Ginger Kerrick, and I’ve learned so much about my project, NASA, engineering, and myself.