“I get to enable human space ﬂight every day. Dealing with schedules and budgets all pales in comparison when you think about what we’re trying to accomplish – putting men and women in space – expanding the human frontier.”
For Scott Stokes, learning what it takes to be a ﬂight controller on more than 25 NASA space shuttle missions started with a love of science, an interest in space and a discovery he made in high school.
“I realized that someone who likes to take things apart, put them back together and solve problems is an engineer. It inspired me to pursue that field.”
Technical Area Lead Exploration
Spaceﬂight Systems Division
NASA Johnson Space Center
Stinger Ghaﬀarian Technologies (SGT, Inc.)
Class of 1993