2010 will hopefully be the year that the NASA Glory mission launches into space. I have been working on the Glory-TIM instrument since 2004 and am extremely excited to have my own system fly in space for the first time! If I haven’t told you about it before, I designed the pointing system for the TIM instrument that will allow it to look directly at the sun as the spacecraft orbits around the earth. As the November 22, 2010 launch date grows closer, Glory is beginning to receive attention in the press, so I thought I would report on some of the interesting stories out there.
“What they surely don’t know, regardless of how many hours they’ve spent scouring Lostpedia or regaling perplexed coworkers with Lost trivia, is that engineers for NASA’s Glory mission have a computer and button of their own at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) that’s keeping them up at night.”
Be sure to check out the full article and my video that inspired the article at the NASA What On Earth blog.