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Evening Presentation by Jessica Vos, NASA Engineer

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Clark Planetarium

110 400 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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"Living and Working in Deep Space", by Jessica Vos

Join us for a special presentation by NASA Engineer Jessica Vos. Jessica is currently an Orion Spacecraft Systems Engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center, where she is working to resolve complex design challenges to ensure that the Orion spacecraft design is capable of supporting future crewed mission to the moon and beyond.

This is a free evening presentation. Registration is required and seating is limited. This presentation is geared for older kids and adults interested in space and science. Presentation begins at 7 PM; registration opens at 5:30 PM.

Hosted by Clark Planetarium, Hill Aerospace Museum, and KUED.

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Jessica Vos, NASA, Orion Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Jessica is a passionate, proven leader with a diverse background in aerospace systems and engineering, project management, and human performance. Born and raised in the remote state of Alaska, she grew up with an innate appreciation for human survival in extreme environments.

Her NASA career began as a cooperative education student (or intern) in the Fall of 1999 at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX. In this role, she quickly became enthralled with the design and development of the unique, complex life support systems that literally enable the "human" aspect of NASA's space exploration programs.

Jessica spent her early career supporting the Advanced Spacesuit Systems Development Laboratory, where she led multidisciplinary teams in the execution of human-in-the-loop evaluations in various spaceflight analog environments and developed innovative approaches to assessing human performance in a spacesuit. She has been recognized for her outstanding contributions and leadership over multiple projects in three distinct organizations at JSC, and recently completed a specialized 18-month professional development program specific to NASA's Spacecraft Systems Engineering processes.

Jessica currently supports the Orion Program Vehicle Integration Office, where she is responsible for integrating government and contractor teams, leading system-level trades and resolving complex design challenges to ensure that the Orion spacecraft design is capable of supporting future crewed mission to the moon and beyond. Jessica holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Fitness and Human Performance from UHCL.

Jessica also serves as Chari of the Women Excelling in Life and Leadership (WELL) Employee Resource Group, teaches multiple fitness classes a week at JSC's Starport Fitness Center (e.g., indoor cycle, dance and yoga), serves as a volunteer coach for the Bay Area Sharkettes youth cheer squad, and has completed 16 half marathons across the U.S., and is the mother of two wonderfully crazy, joy-sparking kiddos (ages 10 and 6).

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