Because these are the only wind tunnels in the world capable of simulating different
planetary environments, scientists and engineers wanting to test atmospheric instruments
under these conditions bring them here. Last year we conducted three main tasks in support
of the Mars Pathfinder mission. We conducted all the testing and calibration of the
Atmospheric Structure Instrument/Meteorological Mast wind sensor, the Imager for Mars
Pathfinder windsock experiment, and simulations of internal flows of the Mars Pathfinder
lander during its decent through the Martian atmosphere.
On the personal side, I am 30 years old, I am the youngest in my family, and I am left
handed. I like to go surfing and play basketball, as well as sit in front of the TV and
vegetate. My favorite TV shows are "Star Trek the Next Generation," "Beverly Hills 90210"
and "Friends." I like all kinds of music and food. I have had the opportunity to travel
all over the world, and I especially enjoyed spending two years working in Lesotho; a
small country inside of South Africa.