Reliability/Quality Engineer

As an ATLAS quality and reliability engineer, Orson John works on performing failure mode, fault, and risk analyses for the instrument. Orson started at Goddard as a summer intern, continued as a NASA Pathways student, and came to NASA fulltime after college. He has worked with the ATLAS project throughout his Goddard career, and has also supported programs including MAVEN, OSIRIS-REx, and GEDI. He is also involved in Goddard’s Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC), sharing his experience of growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, attending college, and participating in NASA programs. As a member of the NAAC, he helps promote programs and events that encourage the recruitment and participation of Native American individuals at Goddard, and encourages students to apply for the NASA internship and Pathways programs.

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