Emily Logan

Emily Logan is a junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering and minoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I have four siblings and grew up in Colorado. Math has always been my favorite subject, followed closely by science. The Harry Potter series is my absolute favorite book, but science fiction books such as Ender’s Game are also fun to read multiple times. I also really enjoy watching movies. Until senior year of high school I was unsure what I wanted to do in college, but one day I was asked what I wanted to be (for the yearbook) and at that moment I realized I wanted to go to space as an astronaut and explore the completely new environment, or hopefully by the time I graduate, a whole other world. This newfound desire to be an astronaut led me to choose to study Aerospace Engineering. At CU, I took the Gateway to Space class, which allowed students to send their own mini-payloads up to 30 km (or “near space”). The experience of designing, building, and finally watching our project soar away on the balloon really sealed the deal that this was what I wanted to do. After that class I got involved as a Mission Specialist on the RocketSat team. I worked on the summer team and help prepare the payload for launch in Virginia. I attended the launch, and this inspired me to come back to the project as the project manager. The next year I managed the entire team for the launch this past June, which was yet another incredible experience. Managing this project also solidified my desire to continue my work with the EE minor because the payload electronics were extremely temperamental. I really like the idea of the RockSat program providing launch opportunities to students because I had benefited so much from them, so I then took over the RockSat-C program to continue to lead and encourage students to use what they learn in class to build actual payloads to go to space!

Broadcast 1446 (Special Edition)

Guests: Chris Koehler, Shawn Carroll, Emily Logan. Topics: National Space Grant Consortium and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. In our first segment, Chris Koehler introduced us to the National Space Grant Consortium program which was authorized by Congress in 1987. There are 52 Space Grant programs in the country reaching thousands of college level students across the country.

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