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Colleen Hartman leaps into space before TESS

Carol and Colleen jump in the air in front of rocket Carol Vorderman, famous UK TV host, Board Director for Challenger Center, #1 best-selling math/science education author in the UK, and Honorary Group Captain of the Royal Air Force, joins Dr. Colleen Hartman by leaping into space ahead of the TESS MISSION launch (Falcon 9/TESS in background).

Safety Week, for the win!

photo of Juri, Brent, and Ryan Injecting levity into the week’s serious subjects, Chief Financial Officer Steve Shinn served as host for Safety Jeopardy, a trivia contest based on the popular television quiz show “Jeopardy!”. Representatives from the Goddard's Sciences and Exploration Directorate claimed the competition’s Safety Cone Award, dethroning the two-time defending champions from the Goddard Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate. The SED team was comprised of Juri Schauerman (690) Brent Gary (698) and Ryan Smallcomb (660).

Claire Parkinson Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Claire Parkinson in Antarctica

Claire Parkinson has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy serves the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge. As one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, the Academy convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world.

Congratulations Claire!
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Dr. Colleen Hartman

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