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Science at Goddard Helped Inspire Christina Koch's Journey to the Moon

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Before she was an astronaut, Christina Koch was an electrical engineer at Goddard. She shared how doing science here at Goddard inspired her to explore the universe herself.

Music credit: "Built to Win" from Universal Production Music

Video Description:
0:00 Christina Koch sitting on a tall chair, wearing a blue astronaut flight suit and talking.
0:04 Above her head, the words Christina Koch, Artemis II Astronaut wipe on and then back off.
0:11 Black screen. “Before she was an astronaut, Christina Koch was an electrical engineer at Goddard,” fades on.
0:13 “Her experience with science at Goddard inspired and prepared her to explore space herself,” fades on.
0:16 Back to Christina talking.
0:20 Conceptual animation of gamma rays, with two long thin orange beams extending out from a bright white point of light.
0:24 Back to Christina talking.
0:26 A picture of Christina working at Goddard, sitting in front of a computer monitor, smiling over her shoulder at the camera.
0:28 Another picture of Christina working at Goddard. She is standing next to a tall black tank, holding a silver hose and wearing large blue protective gloves.
0:30 Back to Christina talking.
0:36 Footage of Christina in a white spacesuit working on the outside of the International Space Station.
0:41 Black screen. “Next stop: the Moon as a member of the Artemis II crew” fades on.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Katy Mersmann (NASA/GSFC): Lead Producer
Wade Sisler (NASA/GSFC): Producer

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