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Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission. Christen McWithey is 19 years old. McWithey, who just completed her freshman year at the University of Maryland, College Park, said she's "blown away" by the opportunities she's had as an intern at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She's producing the models to help engineers and scientists visualize the creation of a satellite they're working to launch in eight years. "It's fun; it's really hands-on," said McWithey, who is from Laurel....

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