Girls in STEM | Meet NASA’s Amy Marasia

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Hundreds of incredibly talented scientists are working with a team of thousands to conceptualize ‘ We traveled to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral,

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Hundreds of incredibly talented scientists are working with a team of thousands to conceptualize, design, create and launch a new rocket (called the SLS: Space Launch System) carrying a new space capsule (named Orion) that will take humans deeper into space than ever before.

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We traveled to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to meet up with some of the top talent.

Amy Marasia is the Orion Crew Module Flow Manager. ‘She is overseeing all stages of the capsule’s preparations at Kennedy.

With a background in aerospace engineering and an advanced degree in business administration, she has a keen eye for science and schedules. ‘She got her start in Mission Control watching propulsion systems for the space shuttle program. ‘After working on 44 shuttle missions that program came to an end, and it was time for Amy to move toward the future.

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