What got mechanical engineering alumnus Bradley Williams interested in space? Surprisingly enough, the unfortunate end to the Mars Polar Lander mission, which he watched on TV in the fifth grade.
These days, he's a systems engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite, which will launch with the spacecraft in September this year. He credits his undergraduate research experience in helping him land his "dream job" right out of school.
Learn more about Williams' work on OCAMS in a blog post he wrote for OSIRIS-REx principal investigator Dante Lauretta.
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