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The intern will work in the Low Gravity Exploration Technology Branch located in the Propulsion Division of the Research and Engineering Directorate at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC).
The Low Gravity Exploration Technology Branch conducts fundamental research projects exploring the impact of gravity on fluid systems, combustion processes and human health all with application to terrestrial systems. The Branch also conducts development projects in spacecraft fire safety, life support and crew physiological response to gravity. This work is conducted using ground-based microgravity facilities and space experiments on the International Space Station or suborbital spacecraft.
Your typical duties in the Low Gravity Exploration Technology Branch may include:
• Tasks in the area of microgravity combustion/spacecraft fire safety to conduct research related to ensuring the safety of current and future spacecraft.
• Material flammability research, fire detection, fire suppression or modeling of the impact of spacecraft fires on the spacecraft and the crew environment.
• Ground-based laboratory testing support of space flight experiments or computer modeling.
This position requires you to work a specific schedule such as one semester at school followed by one semester at NASA.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties
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