Joan Marie

I’m finally caught up to what has been probably one of the best days of my internship. Today I got to actually visit campus and got the chance to see in it all of its magical glory. Some key highlights were visting the:

  1. Mars Yard
  2. Mission Control Center AKA Center of the Universe
  3. THE PSYCHE TESTBEDS building
  4. Highbay 2 which literally had the actual Psyche Spacecraft (got a little star struck tbh)
  5. Higbay 1 which I believe contained the Mars Rover and a bunch of iconic spacecrafts

I wish I could share the pics but unfortunately cannot.

Today definitely reinspired me to keep learning and doing the best job I possibly could. Thank you to my awesome group supervisor, Arby :D.

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This was Monday of this week! …Was definitely still on vacay mode.I took this day to get organized a little and actually had a meeting with my mentor, Dr. Swati Mohan. She was the lead GNC engineer for Mars 2020 and you can actually see her face in the Mars 2020 videos of people in mission control :D. She did her undergrad and PHD at MIT which is extremely badass and she’s going to teach me more about mission control topics!

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This was Thursday of last week and the day before the holiday weekend so I was definitely in vacay mode a little bit. But one of the things I was super proud of today was leading my first office hours with the toolsmiths team. We created some standards for Jira ticket writing, discussed ideas for how we want to implement agile, and discussed the idea of doing a group project. Lots to share at the tool tagup next week! I also got presented with a new task which includes changing something in our tools folder.

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Joan Marie

Joan Marie

Help. I’m trying to become a better coder/engineer