Marcus Fisher with Jon McBride at the Dedication Ceremony
Image Credit: Bailee Morris
On September 23, 2011, the NASA IV&V program dedicated its testing and evaluation laboratory to West Virginia’s only astronaut, Captain Jon McBride. The laboratory, named the Jon McBride Software Testing and Research (JSTAR) Laboratory, will be used for adaptable testing and simulation, designed to enhance tools and methods used to critically assess mission and safety critical software across NASA’s missions. The lab also supports end-to-end testing on mission flight software through the application of analytical rigor to reduce the threat of software-related mission failure.