USU Aerospace Undergraduate Calls “Go” at T-Minus Zero

11/17/2020

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Nov. 17, 2020 — Mechanical and aerospace engineering student Grace Graham recently shared her experience from a summer internship with United Launch Alliance. The internship culminated in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to call, “Go!” on the Mars2020 rover launch.

Undergraduate aerospace engineering student Grace Graham recently completed an internship with United Launch Alliance.

Undergraduate aerospace engineering student Grace Graham recently completed an internship with United Launch Alliance.

Graham was tasked with helping run launch preparation tasks and spent most of her internship with the rocket. “I spent every day of my internship with the rocket in some way,” said Graham.

She and a group of other interns also helped design a piece of mission-critical hardware that was used on the rocket for the launch. On the day of the launch, Graham was one of the voices heard counting down to go. “I got to say the final words before the launch, which was a really cool experience,” she said.

See the interactive presentation about Grace Graham.

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Writer: Kelsie Holman, kelise.holman@usu.edu