“We’re really privileged to get to be doing science for a living. That’s a really cool thing.” An Interview with Kelly Fast
Recorded July 19, 2021 Archived July 19, 2021 01:02:08
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DescriptionKelly Fast basically works in a sci-fi movie- she works in the Planetary Defense Coordination Office at NASA, which means she finds asteroids before they hit Earth. And while she hasn’t had to deflect any asteroids yet, she’s been involved in a lot of cool projects throughout her career. We talked to Kelly about the upcoming launch of the DART mission, which will hit the moon of an asteroid, how Star Trek and Space: 1999 got her into science, and balancing her work with what she considers her most important job, being a mother.