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Sam Ortega: Systems Engineer
10.22.10
 
Sam Ortega Sam Ortega. (NASA)
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Marshall engineer Sam Ortega, right, puts
the finishing touches on a dance costume for
his daughter, Sierra. Marshall engineer Sam Ortega, right, puts the finishing touches on a dance costume for his daughter, Sierra. (NASA)

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Several Marshall employees were interviewed as part of Marshall's 50th Anniversary activities.

In the video clip below, Sam Ortega tells the story of how he came to work as an engineer at Marshall and how sewing a Nutcracker costume for his ballerina daughter has helped his career. He also shares his experience about the days following the Columbia accident, searching the Texas countryside for remnants along the orbiter's flight path.


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