For release: 12-11-02
While most of her colleagues in NASA's In-Space Propulsion Program are working to develop technologies that will speed up space transportation in decades to come, Michelle Munk is trying to put the brakes on.
Photo: Munk (NASA/MSFC)
In mid-2002, Munk transferred to the Marshall Center from Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., taking a one-year assignment as lead systems engineer for NASA's newly reinvigorated aerocapture program. Her contributions could allow spacecraft to enter orbit around distant planets without the need for heavy, expensive on-board propellants. The result? More robust science missions to even the most distant planets in our solar system and the culmination of 15 years of dedication on Munk's part.
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