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From: David, of Florida
To: Wayne Hale, lead flight director

Question: What does it take to be a scientist, computer scientist or computer technician at NASA?

Answer: David,
There are many people at NASA that work with our computer systems. Most of them work on software in one way or another. My personal preference is to work on the software that is used in the Mission Control Center by the flight controllers. We write the software for all of the displays that we use. To get a job at NASA as a computer scientist requires a college degree of some kind. Stay in school. Take lots of math. Then go to a great college where you can study computer science and engineering.

Steve Sides - Planning Team INCO

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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/07/2002
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