jet propulsion laboratory
Rachael Tompa wants to be an astronaut. The senior chose Northeastern because of its co-op program, which led to her experiential learning opportunity at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Her next stop? Probably the International Space Station.
Marsette Vona, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, explains the challenges of controlling a Martian rover.
Photo provided by Madeleine San Martin. Art, Media and Design student Madeleine San Martin practically grew up inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which celebrated its most recent victory with the successful landing of the Mini Cooper-sized Mars rover, Curiosity. Madeleine’s father, Miguel San Martin, was instrumental in designing the software that…