gURLs in Space

“I was born and raised in a war-ravaged country called Vietnam. The first moon landing and the first successful return of the space shuttle both served as my inspiration to pursue the fields of math and science and ignited my desire to join the NASA workforce. However, unlike most of you, I did not watch the moon landing from the comfort of a living room. Instead, I peeked through a hole in a roof while dangling from a mango tree branch 3 or 4 meters above the ground.”

How cool is that? A really great example of how achievements in science and technology can inspire young people to go on and accomplish amazing things. Huy Tran came to the USA from Vietnam, and now she’s responsible for the development of technology such as advanced Air Traffic Management and alternate bio-fuel at NASA.