NASA summer intern Qaġġuna Tennessee Judkins

Rooting Space in Place: NASA Intern Employs Cultural Relevance in Outreach

July 03, 2019

“What is this?”

Qaġġuna Tennessee Judkins sat cross-legged on the floor of the Goddard Visitor Center and held a compass up to a circle of five eager summer campers. The students inched closer, their interest piqued by the unfamiliar device.

SCaN interns attend lectures by experts in their field.

Martian Mountains, Amateur Radio and Communications Architecture: Inspiring Interns

June 20, 2019

NASA internships are about more than completing a final project — they also strive to cultivate learning opportunities for the next generation of NASA professionals through lectures by experts in their fields. 

A team of interns at the 2019 Innovation Bootcamp.

Space Communications Interns Design and Pitch Hypothetical Missions

June 11, 2019

Creativity powers NASA innovation. To inspire the next generation of NASA professionals, the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Internship Project (SIP) at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, provides students in the program with unique professional development opportunities that cultivate creativity.

NASA Astronaut Paul Richards performs a spacewalk on his mission, STS-102

The Legacy of NASA Astronaut Paul Richards

June 03, 2019

As he retires from the agency, there’s a lot to say about Paul Richards and his extraordinary career at NASA. To start, one could say that he is pretty well traveled.

In 2001, over about 13 days, he logged an impressive 5.3 million miles. Among Earth-bound travelers, this feat would be impossible. Paul, though, was far from Earth-bound at the time. He spent those 13 days on a mission to resupply the space station, roughly 240 miles overhead, aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

Paticia Butler, Senior Resource Manager

Employee Spotlight: Pat Butler

March 28, 2019

It takes more than science and engineering to realize NASA’s ambitions among the stars. It requires the tireless dedication of agency employees across many disciplines.