Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL - Earth JPL - Solar System JPL - Stars & Galaxies JPL - Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology Mars Exploration Rover Mission Home NASA Home Page Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology Follow this link to skip to the main content
+ NASA Homepage
+ NASA en Español
+ Marte en Español
Kids
Students
Educators
Press
+ Mars Home
+ MER Home
l2_summary.gif
l2_g_hardware.gif
l2_g_animation.gif
l2_g_webcast.gif
Webcast

Engineering on the Red Planet

Jessica Collisson

Jessica Collisson received B.S degrees in both Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1999. She joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an Integration and Test Engineer for the Mars Exploration Rovers. She assists in the assembly and functionality testing of engineering models of the flight spacecraft. These models include all stages of the spacecraft including a full up rover. She is also the Lead Engineer for the Surface System Testbed; an area where surface operations and tests for the rovers are performed. When not working in the lab, she enjoys skiing and spending time at her home near the beach reading. For her, the best part of being an engineer is having the opportunity to build a device that will someday be on a different planet, and to have it teach us something in return. Exploring many different areas and then determining which one you enjoy working on the most is her advice to students considering careers in space science and engineering.

Credits Feedback Related Links Sitemap