#JSC #NASAIntern is Half Over

8 weeks down, 8 weeks to go. I’ve done some incredible things already and met and bonded with some incredible people! I can’t wait to see what the next 8 weeks hold, and then what comes next.

I’m working hard to find a permanent position at JSC. On Friday (20 Mar 2015) the interns and co-ops heard from Ginger Kerrick about her inspirational story of going from intern, to co-op, to the first non-astronaut CAPCOM, to Flight Director. Wow! What a story. It reassured me that it’s not crazy for me to be here in this situation. If you ever have a chance to meeting Ms. Kerrick or hear her speak, jump at the chance – you won’t regret it!

The other interns are SO dope! We’ve bonded over board games and St. Patrick’s Day parties (where I finally got to break out the tables). Thank you for making me feel like family.

And speaking of family, my friends that have been here for a while have been so incredibly gracious and helpful. I can’t thank Natcho, James, Liz, and Jess enough. You’ve made me feel at home when I’ve never lived away from home (the Greater Cincinnati area) before. You’re freaking awesome! You are family! Damn kids! Get off my lawn! 😉

I really want to stay here and work, and enjoy life outside of work with these amazing people.

This place really feels like home. 🙂

PS If you or someone you know wants to intern at NASA check out the OSSI page for NASA Interns, Fellows, and Scholars

#JSC #NASAIntern – Going Way Too Fast

Well Week 6 of my #NASAIntern is almost half complete. I knew this experience would go WAY too fast.

Since the last post we’ve demoed one of the projects I’ve been working on and it was received well. People are already using it to gather historical Space Station telemetry data orders of magnitude quicker. To be fair the base portion of the app was accomplished by the great work of the interns that came before me. Thank you for leaving with a great base upon which to build.

The Interns and Co-ops also had the honor of meeting and having a picture taken with the crew of International Space Station Expedition 40 (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition40/). I also was honored to meet and chat for a bit with European Space Agency Astronaut of German descent Alexander Gerst. What a pleasure!

Time to iron clothes for today and then off to the “office” – one of the best jobs in the world!

Later y’all 🙂