EPDC Happenings and NASA Subject Matter Experts

Multiple Positions Announcement

Faculty of Practice - Langley Research Center Faculty of Practice - Goddard Space Flight Center Faculty of Practice - Location TBD

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Jessica Parsons

Jessica Parsons is the SLS integration lead within the GSDO program at KSC. She is responsible for the technical integration between SLS and GSDO in support of processing and operations of the launch vehicle for EM-1. For four years she served as the CPIT (cross program integration team) Systems Integration Lead. Parsons managed a group of cross-discipline and cro...

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Mark Rodriguez

Mark Rodriguez was born in the small farming town of Watsonville, California to two migrant parents originally from Mexico. Growing up, my parents worked in labor intensive jobs and had very little schooling. With that said, it was difficult to get through grade school as my parents were unable to help me complete my homework. However, this did not stop me from ...

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Cesar Tapia

Cesar was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the city of Mount Vernon, New York at the age of four. His parents moved the entire family out of Peru as Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement brought terrorism to their home country from the early 80s until the mid-90s. He began his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Manhattan College (MC) in Riverdale,...

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Space Exploration Educators Conference

Space Center Houston is excited to extend the outreach of the Space Educator Conference by adding a teacher leadership component called the Space Educator Expedition Crew Program. Thirty‐six K‐12 teachers from across the country will be accepted into this exceptional program and will collaborate in six regional Educator Expedition Crews to develop teacher le...

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2016 NASA EPDC Annual Report

  Rarely in U.S. history has there been a greater need for increased cultural understanding and mutual respect among diverse populations. If the U.S. is to advance technologically and have the STEM workforce needed to compete globally, it will be necessary to prepare large numbers of students from diverse backgrounds that have been historically underrepr...

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Hidden Figures Virtual Event

NASA Digital Learning Network Presents: Hidden Figures Virtual Event Thursday December 1st. 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EST You might think you know NASA’s story, but there’s always a story behind the story. Did you know the first computers were people? That in the early days of spaceflight, there were women (including minorities) working to make sure that the Un...

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Kristi Irastorza

Kristina currently serves as a Contract Specialist for the Launch Services Program (LSP) within Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Her office is collocate in the Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building. As a Contract Specialist, her mission is to acquire goods and services that meet the statutes, rules, regulations, and policies set by the federal governme...

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Alex J. Bengoa

Ingeniero de Integración Ground Systems Development & Operations Program NASA - Kennedy Space Center  Nacido en Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Criado en Aguada, PR Grado/Profesión: BS Ingenieria Mecanica - 1991 Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez Años con NASA: 24+ Experiencia Spacelab Program I...

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Anibal Karban

Since 2015, Karban has served as a NASA technical manager in the Project Management Division of the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As a technical manager, he is a NASA expert for the verification and validation of the Ground Systems Projects being built for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). He is r...

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