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A Passion for How Things Work: NASA Summer Intern Jesus Trillo Helps Test Rocket Engines, Prepares for Semester of Study in Middle East
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

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Jesus Trillo, a junior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso, is a summer intern at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. He's helping NASA engineers disassemble and test components of massive F1 engines -- the most powerful liquid-fueled rocket engine ever built -- to aid development of the Space Launch System, NASA's next heavy-lift launch vehicle. He'll travel this fall to the United Arab Emirates, where he's got a scholarship to study engineering, Arabic and Middle Eastern culture at the American University of Sharjah. NASA student internships are designed to augment classroom learning and inspire new generations of scientists, engineers and explorers. For more information, visit (MSFC/Emmett Given)

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