Michun North is a program analyst who helps manage finances for the Commercial Crew Program.​ Here’s what she has to say about her work:

“I manage the finances for the Commercial Crew Program—which works with aerospace industry partners to develop and launch a new generation of spacecraft capable of carrying crew to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station. I work with the program to understand how we are executing resources and help them budget for future requirements. I’m responsible for ensuring the contract is adequately funded. Knowing that the end game of this program is that we’re going to launch astronauts back to the International Space Station—that’s the ultimate motivation and what gets you in the door every day. Even though we aren’t part of the technical community, if we didn’t do our job from a financial perspective, the program could be canceled. You see how your role will have an impact. Most people at NASA are in it for the mission of the agency. It’s inspiring.”

Image Credit: Courtesy of M. North

Michun North是一名计划分析师,她帮助管理商业宇航员计划的财务。以下是她对工作的评价:

她说:“我负责管理商业宇航员计划的资金。这个计划与航空航天工业的伙伴合作,开发和发射新一代能够把宇航员送到近地轨道和国际空间站的航天器。我与该计划合作,了解我们是如何执行资源的,并帮助他们为未来的需求做预算。我负责确保合同资金充足,知道此计划的最终目的是我们将宇航员送回国际空间站————这是最终的动力,也是你每天工作的动力。即使我们不是技术社区的一部分,但如果我们不从财务的角度履行职责,这个项目也会被取消。您将看到自己的角色将如何发挥作用美国宇航局的大多数人都在为该机构的使命而努力。这是鼓舞人心的。”

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