Science Communications Specialist, BAER Institute/NASA
I joined the Air Force Academy to become an astronaut. NASA has always been at the forefront of my imagination, plans and dreams.
"In Iran there was no space agency. The idea of working at NASA wasn't real. But it's always been my passion." A chat with Yasaman Shirazi.
"In kindergarten I saw an astronaut on TV walking on the Moon and knew that was the direction I wanted to go." A conversation with Liz Pane.
"I had no idea I'd be working for NASA. I thought they just needed engineers and astronauts!" A conversation with Lovorka Degoricija.
"I love being in the lab. I like the feeling of looking at something no one else has seen yet." A conversation with Caroline Dang.
"My 10-year-old self is doing backflips that I'm even connected to NASA at all, let alone working there." A conversation with Ryan Scott.
"We should not live in a bubble when we conduct science." A conversation with Florian Schwandner.
"I love problem solving. Curiosity drives me to ask the big question: are we alone in the universe?" A conversation with Natasha Batalha.
"What's most exciting about being a scientist is interacting with coworkers and friends worldwide." A conversation with Sigrid Reinsch.
"What I try to do in the lab is recreate an environment that we think may exist on exoplanets." A conversation with Niki Parenteau.
"When you build an instrument it should have a beauty to it - form and function will follow." A conversation with Dave Blake.
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." A conversation with Parag Vaishampayan.
"I believe the future of humanity lies beyond Earth's surface and I want to help make this possible." A conversation with Diana Gentry.