Kennedy News

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
tracy.g.young@nasa.gov

April 30, 2009
 
RELEASE : 23-09
 
 
Local Student Interns At NASA's Kennedy Space Center
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Brittany Griffin of Chandler, Ariz., has spent almost four months conducting experiments that will assist in NASA's mission to return humans to the moon.

Griffin, a member of NASA's Kennedy Intern Program is assigned to the corrosion technology laboratory in the applied technology department. Her research involves laboratory testing and analysis of various materials that may one day be used in the construction of a launch pad on the lunar surface. She is also creating a preliminary three-dimensional design of a rover that could assist in building the lunar launch pad.

The program offers internships to high school, undergraduate and graduate students. The objective of the program is to inform students about NASA's mission while providing a valuable work experience directly related to their academic course of study.

Griffin is a 2006 graduate of Hamilton High School in Chandler. She attends Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz., where she is majoring in aerospace engineering. Her parents, Phil and Cherie Griffin, reside in Chandler.

For more information on NASA's student education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education


For more information about NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/kennedy


 

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