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   Aubrey Watson
   Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer Team Member
Arizona State University
Chandler, Arizona
United States Of America
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High School: Corona del Sol High School, Tempe,  AZ
Geological Sciences, Arizona State University

Background Information
I grew up in a small town in Idaho and have dreamed of a career in the field of space exploration for as long as I can remember. I chose to study planetary geology as an undergraduate, and while in school I was offered an internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with the 2001 Mars Odyssey Mission. I worked on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission in later years. I have plans to get a graduate degree in engineering. My desire is to stay involved with NASA in the future, as there is no other organization or administration that captures my attention and imagination in quite the same way.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

Prior to landing, I helped make the mosaics that were used in the landing site selection process. During the primary mission, I was on the Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES)team as the Data Visualization Lead. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

My advice is to follow your dreams. I am from a small farming community with a total population of approximately 1,500 people, so if I can follow my dreams, so can you! Study hard, take internships (or volunteer if you have to), and don't give up. [more personal reflections ...]