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NASA Johnson Space Center

NASA Johnson Space Center

By Aida Yoguely Cortés-Peña
2016-2017

Here are some of my experiences as part of the Structural Engineering Division's Materials and Processing Branch, at the Johnson Space Center, in backwards chronological order.

Nondestructive Evaluation, NASA Johnson Space Center, Summer 2017

As part of the Materials and Processing Branch's Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) team, I performed ultrasonic testing, metallography studies, computed tomography (CT) reconstruction and analysis, infrared (IR) thermography, and borescope inspection. I supported NASA's Commercial Crew program and NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

Aida Yoguely NASA Ultrasonic C-Scan

Mentors: Ajay Koshti and David Stanley

Spacecraft, NASA Johnson Space Center, Fall 2016

In the Fall 2016, I worked on three main projects. The first was the Morpheus Lander spacecraft pressure system.

Aida Yoguely NASA Morpheus Lander Spacecraft

Mentor: Nathanael Greene

My next two projects where developing the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, a NASA spacecraft capable of supporting astronauts for long-duration deep-space missions. In my second project, I worked on a long-term creep test of Orion's acrylic window material together with the Orion window subsystem manager Lynda Estes.

Aida Yoguely NASA Orion Windows

In the third project, I supported the mechanical testing of composites for Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

Aida Yoguely NASA Orion Composites

Mentor: Jeremy Jacobs

Below are a few of my video blogs where I share my experience at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel Yoguely for the latest vlogs, and leave a comment with your burning questions or requests of what you would like to see next!

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