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NASA Engineer Russ Werneth on Hubble, SpaceX, Astronaut Training, Mars and more!

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Join host Burke Allen as he talks with NASA Engineer Russell Werneth about his work on the Hubble Space Telescope and training astronauts with future New York Times best selling author, Homer Hickam.  Russ will also give his thoughts on NASA and their collaboration and competition with private companies like SpaceX and more.

Russel L. Werneth holds master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering administration. He has served as an instructor and lecturer at the University of Maryland and as an adjunct professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. After retiring from civil service in 2007, he returned to NASA to serve as educational and public outreach engineer for Hubble Space Telescope and astrophysics at Goddard. He was the recipient of NASA’s Astronaut Silver Snoopy Award for his efforts on the EVA-intensive shuttle missions to Hubble.

Werneth is famous for having successfully overseen EVA astronaut spacewalks to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He also played an important role in designing one-of-a-kind tools, procedures, and training protocols for shuttle missions to the Hubble.

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