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The Faces of MMS – Career Interviews

Each video in this series will provide you with a quick peak into the lives and careers of the extraordinary people who make up the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. A variety of experts including scientists, engineers, technicians, educators, photographers and more will provide you with information about the mission while answering questions such as: How did you get involved with the MMS mission? Why is your work so important? What advice can you offer to those interested in pursuing a similar career?


The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Jim Burch
Join Jim Burch as he describes his career as the Principal Investigator for the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• Why is the MMS mission important?
• What made you become a scientist?
• How should students prepare for a career in space science?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Gary Davis
Join Gary Davis as he describes his career as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• What is Systems Engineering?
• What are the unique challenges you face as a Systems Engineer on MMS?
• What made you become an Engineer?
• How should students prepare for a career in engineering?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Debi Rose
Join Debi Rose as she describes her career as the Program Manager for the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview she addresses the following questions:
• How is Operations involved in the early stages of the MMS mission?
• What made you become a Program Manager?
• What would you tell student who wants to become a NASA engineer?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Thomas Moore
Join Thomas Moore as he describes his career as the Project Scientist for the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• Why is understanding Magnetic Reconnection important?
• How will understanding Magnetic Reconnection help us in the future?
• How did you get involved in the study of Magnetic Reconnection?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Susan Pope
Join Susan Pope as she describes her career as an Instrument Suite Systems Engineer with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview she addresses the following questions:
• What are you hoping to accomplish at this phase of the MMS mission?
• What do you enjoy about your job on MMS?
• How should students prepare for a career in Engineering?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Roy Torbert
Join Roy Torbert as he describes his career as a Physics Professor and work with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• How is the MMS mission different from missions in the past?
• What made you become a scientist?
• How should students prepare for a career in space science?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Barbara Lambert
Join Barbara Lambert as she describes her career as a Technical Photographer with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview she addresses the following questions:
• Why is technical photography important for a mission like MMS?
• How did you become a technical photographer for NASA?
• What do you tell students who are interested in science as a career?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Craig Pollock
Join Craig Pollock as he describes his career as a Space Plasma Physicist with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• What is the goal of the 64 Plasma Spectrometers on the MMS Satellite?
• What is interesting about magnetic reconnection?
• What made you become a scientist?
• How should students prepare for a career in space science?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Glyn Collinson
Join Glyn Collinson as he describes his career as an Instrument Scientist with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• What is your job with the MMS mission?
• What particular instrument do you work on?
• What made you become a scientist?
• What would you tell a student who is interested in science and engineering?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Joseph Westlake
Join Joseph Westlake as he describes his career as a Post Doctoral Researcher and his work with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• What is the goal of the energetic particle instruments on MMS?
• What made you become a scientist?
• How should students prepare for a career in space science?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Troy Cline
Join Troy Cline as he describes his career as the Education and Public Outreach Mission Lead for the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• Why is public outreach important for a mission like MMS?
• What lead you to a career in education?
• How would you inspire a student who is interested in education?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Dennis Gallagher
Join Dennis Gallagher as he describes his career as an Interim Program Scientist with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• What is the goal of the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission?
• What made you become a scientist?
• How should students prepare for a career in space science?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Patricia Reiff
Join Patricia Reiff as she describes her career as a Professor and Scientist with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. She is also the MMS EPO Science Lead. During this interview she addresses the following questions:
• Why is the MMS mission important?
• What made you become a scientist?
• How should students prepare for a career in space science?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Earl Scime
Join Earl Scime as he describes his career as an Eberly Distinguished Professor, an Experimental Physicist, a Scientist and an LEGO/Robotics Educator. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• How did you get involved in the MMS mission?
• How have the MMS models made out of LEGO bricks helped your students?
• What motivated you to start a NASA/LEGO project for kids?
• How do you inspire students to get involved in science and engineering?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Professor Maha Ashour-Abdalla
Join Professor Maha Ashour-Abdalla as she describes her career with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview she addresses the following questions:
• What is your job on the MMS mission?
• What interests you the most about the MMS mission?
• What made you become a scientist?
• What do you tell students who are interested in science as a career?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Professor Klaus Torkar
Join Klaus Torkar as he describes his career as a Senior Scientist with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview he addresses the following questions:
• What is the importance of the Active Spacecraft Potential Controller?
• How did you become involved in the MMS mission?
• How should students prepare for a career in space science?
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The Faces of MMS - Career Interview with Professor Natalia Buzulukova
Join Natalia Buzulukova as she describes her career as a Research Scientist with the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. During this interview she addresses the following questions:
• Why is the MMS mission important?
• What made you become a scientist?
• How should students prepare for a career in space science?
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