Written By Madelyn Smith, AACS Technology and Engineering
At the Upper School last Friday, Mrs. Madelyn Smith’s class hosted two NASA engineers to speak to her engineering classes. The gentleman on the left of Madelyn is Dimitrios Mantziaras (Terra Mission Director) and on the right is Bob White (Flight Operations Manager).
They spent time talking about the Terra Mission
and how it's purpose is to survey the land, where the Aqua
Missions survey the water and air. They discussed some of the interesting aspects and trials they have had with the Terra. It travels 17,000 mph taking pictures and the information it collects is shared feely with everyone (i.e. Google). They also discussed the career path it takes to either work at NASA or eventually be a Missions Director. There are only 25 NASA Mission Directors in the world. Thank you to Dimities Mantziaras and Bob White!