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Storm Myers

I had always wanted to work for NASA since the time I first visited Johnson Space Center on a school field trip in elementary school. I didn’t know exactly how yet, but I couldn’t think of anything else I’d rather do. I went on to pursue an engineering degree in college, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering with a minor in math, and received a graduate certificate in the field of reliability engineering from the University of Maryland. All this was in hopes that it would take me, ultimately, to NASA.

I soon became a safety engineer for hardware that operated inside the space shuttle and International Space Station. This experience helped me work with the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) as a safety engineer in the EMU Systems Safety Engineering Lab.

I love working at JSC, particularly because I feel like the work done here directly relates to furthering a human presence in space and helping us satiate our curiosity of the universe. What I love most about my job is the continuous learning. The EMU is really a small spaceship with a capacity of one person. It takes many disciplines to design, improve and operate the EMU. That being said, every discussion is different. Sometimes there are electrical discussions; other times it is focused on chemistry or the strange physics of operating in microgravity. There never seems to be an end to learning something new.