Dalton native talks to students about work with NASA
Tara Polsgrove talks about a rocket currently being designed for manned missions to Mars Wednesday at Tunnel Hill Elementary School.
Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 10:03 pm
Tara Polsgroves job description is pretty simple. The work she does is anything but.
As an aerospace engineer at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Polsgrove is trying to help take humans a minimum of some 35 million miles to Mars, land them safely and, when they are finished with their mission, bring them home safely.
On Wednesday, she told second- and fourth-graders at Tunnel Hill Elementary School that all the work she and others at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are doing will pay off sometime in the 2030s with a manned mission to Mars.
That might seem like a long time, she said. But ...