Pursue your college education at a high-quality university that has a good reputation in the field of study you are interested in. It's also a good idea to obtain an advanced degree.
Lead the Mars Exploration Rover Navigation Team during flight operations. Deliver both rovers to the surface of Mars as accurately as possible.
Explore the large moons of Jupiter to search for life in sub-surface oceans. Return samples of Martian soil and rocks to Earth for analysis. Return humans to the Moon and land humans on Mars.
I have always been most interested in interplanetary trajectories and navigation.
The MER mission will land two rovers in separate locations on Mars. These will be the first Mars landers since the Mars Pathfinder mission in 1997.
Interplanetary navigation to hit the desired aimpoint at Mars atmospheric entry.
An aeronautical engineer working on the space program.