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   Ravi Prakash
   Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California
United States Of America
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High School: Texas City High School, Texas City,  TX
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Background Information
I was born in Texas City, TX, about 30 minutes away from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. I would love going to NASA as a kid.

However, it wasn’t until the end of my first year in college that I decided I wanted a career at NASA, so I switched from being a business major at New York University to being an Aerospace Engineering major at the University of Texas!

Ever since then, it’s been hard work and determination that landed me a job at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Now I get to help land a rover on Mars!

Contributions to Mars Exploration

I have helped plan Mars missions by performing Entry, Descent, and Landing analysis for future Mars rovers. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

Being a part of the team whose mission is to land Curiosity on Mars has been quite the ride! When we were designing the spacecraft, I was anxious to finish the design so we could start putting the spacecraft together. [more personal reflections ...]