Week 8

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Sunday, July 25, 2021


Joseph Watson

This week at SPS: This week a few of us interns got together on a video call.  It was awesome to chat and catch up with everyone about what they have been up to this summer in their internship positions.


This week at NASA: More of the same at NASA this week, I did get some part drawings sent off for quotes and got a few back.  I am looking forward to getting more quotes back in to compare.  I’ve also been working with another of the NASA interns doing some structural analysis for some of her work.  One of my studies showed that one of the brackets that she made would just barely hold the entire weight of the receiver!  Thankfully, there will be six connections, so there will be lots of extra support to ensure reliability and safety.


Mind-blowing fact of the week:  I have mentioned that I am working on a mission for a balloon bourn telescope, so that means that it will take pictures just like we would see if we were on the balloon right?  Not quite!  EXCLAIM’s telescope will measure light which is more generally an electromagnetic wave, but the light spectrum of consideration for this project is in the microwave range.

Joseph Watson