NASA engineer Teresa Vanhooser is taking astronauts on a phenomenal exploration to Mars and far beyond. Her career growth from graduate to leading a $2.5 billion space budget and 6,000 staff is equally meteoric.
Vanhooser, the second in charge at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, tells Forbes she is particularly excited about work to enable the first human steps on Mars, thought to be around 20 years away. All Mars landings since the first, in 1976, have been unmanned spacecraft.
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