“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.”

Scott Stokes
Technical Area Lead Exploration
Systems Branch
Spaceflight Systems Division
NASA Johnson Space Center
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT, Inc.)
Class of 1993