Janes daily work involves mission design and trajectory/orbit analysis for satellites.
Young Scientist Challenge Role:
Flight Dynamics Engineer
Leigh began working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 2000 as a Cooperative Education student in the Flight Dynamics Analysis Branch. She completed 5 Co-op tours while earning her Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University. In 2004 she began working full-time at NASA/GSFC. Currently she is working as a flight dynamics engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) which is due to launch in early 2009. Her daily work involves mission design and trajectory/orbit analysis for satellites. She also serves on various committees and special teams at GSFC including the GSFC New Employee Welcoming Board (NEWB) and the Goddard Employee Welfare Association (GEWA).