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   Janis Chodas

What portion of this mission interests you the most?

The surface portion of this mission interests me the most because I’ve never worked on a mission that involved landing on another planet. I’m interested in learning what the major issues and constraints are that need to be considered in this environment and seeing how the team deals with them.

What's the most challenging part of your job?

The most challenging part of my job is balancing the demands of work with my family!

Do you have any hobbies?

My hobbies include being a soccer, basketball and baseball mom for my two sons ages 10 and 13. I also enjoy ballet classes in my spare time.

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