“When you do these missions, they can take decades to come to fruition.” An interview with Louise Prockter

Recorded July 22, 2019 Archived July 22, 2019 14:36 minutes
Languages: N/A
Id: APP649943

Description

Louise Prockter knows a thing or two about logistics and planning. When the first image of the unseen hemisphere of Mercury popped onto the screen during a flyby mission, her first thought was, "oh thank God, it's in the middle of the frame" - because she had targeted it - and then she thought, "and how beautiful is that?" Louise is the director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas and spends a lot of her time on robotic space missions for NASA. (Recorded 13 December 2018)

Participants

  • Louise Prockter