To better understand the significance of milestones of both the Original and Modern Space Race, our project includes the comparison of events through a first-person perspective. Below are the biographies of two individuals involved in the field of Aerospace Engineering and also extremely passionate about space exploration.
Date of Birth: February 8th, 1936
Sarah is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. While she studied Mechanical Engineering in college, her passions lie in the field of Aeronautics and currently works at NASA (previously known as NACA). From a young age of 10, Sarah knew she wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to contribute to the seemingly impossible feat of sending a human being to explore what surrounded the stars twinkling in the night sky.
As a new graduate working as a NASA engineer, Sarah is fascinated by the quick developments of the field of Aeronautics and looks forward to tackling the challenge of space travel every day.
Date of Birth: May 14th, 2001
Brittany is a 4th year student at the University of California, Los Angeles studying Aerospace Engineering. Even outside of the classroom, her hobbies include anything related to astronomy. After hearing her grandfather’s exciting recollections of the Initial Space Race as a child, she became especially interested in the NASA Lunar Project.
With the recent launch of Artemis 1, Brittany is excited to see unprecedented moments in this journey back to the moon. Though Brittany's realistic goal is to work as an engineer in NASA’s Lunar Project, her ultimate goal is to become an astronaut and visit the moon herself.
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