ESP Biography

YANA CHAROENBOONVIVAT, MIT Graduate Student in Aerospace Engineerin

Major: Aeronautics and Astronautics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a second year graduate student studying Aerospace Engineering at MIT. Through my experiences at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston in the past years, I've learned a lot about what happens behind the scenes in Mission Control Center to keep the International Space Station flying. I'm excited to share it with everyone!

Past Classes

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E15724: Mission Control Center - Flying the International Space Station (ISS) in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
Have you ever wondered how the International Space Station (ISS) flies? Who are the people and facilities involved with flying the ISS? Sign up for this class to find out and hear about what happens inside Mission Control Center. Right now, the ISS orbits Earth every 90 minutes at approximately 250 miles above us. For over two decades, the ISS has provided us with a platform for scientific research in space and has hosted astronauts who conduct experiments in microgravity. Together, we’ll learn more about how flight controllers work together to keep the ISS flying and make sure our astronauts are safe!