Mar 12, 2017 10:21 PM EDT
SpaceX Opens Summer Internship Program – Here’s How to Earn Slot; EchoStar XXIII Gears To Liftoff on March 14
SpaceX Headquarters are opening their doors to aspiring undergraduate students who will fill in several positions within the space company for different departments. Thus, it is giving away summer internship slots to qualified individuals. Meanwhile, Elon Musk space agency is currently working on its rocket launching prior to its official EchoStar XXIII liftoff on Mar. 14.
According to Forbes, Dawn Andrews who is majoring in aerospace engineering will be having her first summer internship at SpaceX headquarters outside Los Angeles. She has scored a slot by becoming part of SpaceX's 2017 'Brooke Owens Fellow'. She is one of the 36 undergraduate women who will intern in paid positions different aviation and space companies across the United States.
Aside from SpaceX, other ladies from the inaugural class will be part of Orbital ATK, Blue Origin, and Virgin Orbit. Andrews will be working for SpaceX's Mars team as SpaceX embarks on space commercial flights in 2018. Here are some of her tips: First, Get out the Lego Bucket. Second, Love Mathematics. Third, Make Space Toast and lastly, Dream Big.
Meanwhile, SpaceX prepares for the EchoStar XXIII launching slated on Mar. 14 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida Today reported. SpaceX confirmed the activity via Twitter. The launcher Falcon 9 has also completed its 9 rocket testing last Mar. 9 at the KSC's Launch Complex 39A.
SpaceX originally plans to send EchoStarr XXIII at around 1:34 AM on Tuesday unless an unpredicted glitch happens versus the 70percent favorable weather forecast. The space craft will be sent into a geostationary orbit more than 22,000 miles over the equator.
Thus, if the launch would successfully blast off the above the equator, SpaceX will conduct a similar attempt at the same time by Mar. 16. These quick launch successions will take place at Cape Canaveral and is the continuation of the Mar. 8 liftoff schedule which has been delayed due to an engine problem.