Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, the newly appointed director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, made headlines when she was sworn in on the book ‘The Martian’ rather than a Bible or the U.S. Constitution. The book, written by Andy Weir, features an astronaut stranded on Mars and has gained popularity through its film adaptation starring Matt Damon. Lystrup stated that the book represents qualities essential to space exploration, such as commitment, grit, and problem-solving. She hopes to lead the Goddard Space Flight Center towards solving some of the greatest challenges of space exploration.
Today: December 4, 2023