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Faces of Technology: Meet Danny Glavin

11.21.2019

Meet Danny Glavin from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. In his work as a scientific co-investigator for the OSIRIS REx mission, Danny studies rocks from space, looking for the chemical building blocks of life. He can't wait to see what the pristine samples from asteroid Bennu will tell us.

FY2019 SECP graduates

10.09.2019
Goddard’s Science and Engineering Collaboration Program (SECP) serves as a training ground for future lead engineers and principal investigators. The SECP was created to bridge the gap between the GSFC scientific and engineering communities to strengthen engineers’ understanding of the programs and culture within Code 600, increase scientists’ understanding of the resources available within Code 500 for developing new concepts, and to foster collaboration between Code 500 and Code 600 on new space flight technology ideas and concepts. William Brinckerhoff (690) and Rajat Bindlish (617) “graduated” from the program on October 9.
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Overview

The Solar System Exploration Division conducts theoretical and experimental research to explore the solar system and understand the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Laboratories within the Division investigate areas as diverse as astrochemistry, planetary atmospheres,geochemistry, geophysics, geodynamics, space geodesy, extrasolar planetary systems, and comparative planetary studies.

To study how planetary systems form and evolve, Division scientists develop theoretical models as well as the investigations and space instruments to test them. The researchers participate in missions; collect, interpret, and evaluate measurements; and publish conclusions based on this research. The Division archives and disseminates the data, provides expert user support, and offers education and public outreach programs about the Division's science missions and services.

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Rita A Melvin
301.614.6019
Administrative Support Specialist [690]
Marley A Fleishman
301.614.6010
Project Support Specialist [690]
Shaigh Sisk
301.614.6011
Project Support Specialist [690]
                                                                                                                                                                                        
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