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NASA Johnson Space Center

NASA Johnson Space Center


By Aida Yoguely Cortés-Peña
Fall 2016

As part of the Structural Engineering Division's Materials and Processing Branch, 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

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

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!