8.5 Years and Two Mars Rovers

Me and Two Mars-Bound Rovers on the ETL Large Shaker at JPL, 8.5 Years Apart

In February 2011, I started my career at JPL as a Systems Integration and Test Engineer. I was hired into the Environmental Test Lab (ETL), which is the group that manages and operates the facilities that simulate the various mission environments and test our flight hardware to ensure it will survive the extreme conditions of space. For example, ETL uses shakers and acoustic chambers to simulate the rocket launch and thermal vacuum chambers to simulate the temperatures and vacuum of space and other planets.