Courtney Batterson@thatgirlatnasa

I donโ€™t build rockets, I study the atmospheres they enter and the planets they explore. Asst. Research Scientist @ NASA // BAERI, Mtn. View CA

http://www.thatgirlatnasa.com/

486 posts 1,286 followers 383 following

We are NASA! These are the awesome people I work with every day. We collaborate, brainstorm, fix, code, and share all things Science together. We are the Mars Climate Modeling Center of the Planetary Systems Science Branch of the Space Science and Astrobiology Division at NASA Ames. .
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NASA Ames Research Center
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Prepping for AGU with my finished project that I began in my internship! Poster is out for printing ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€ Next project begins now(ish) and paper will be finalized after AGU next week!
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NASA Ames Research Center
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AGU EOS Nov. โ€˜17: on Penceโ€™s moon mission:
โ€œ(Mike Pence) And in the absence of American leadership, other nations have seized the opportunity to stake their claim in the infinite frontier. ...some analysts, however, questioned some of Penceโ€™s conclusions...โ€as far as civil Space is concerned, NASA already leads in every conceivable metric (Dreier & Davis, 2017).โ€ Sure, @NASA is underfunded and under-supported by gov. officials, but Americans have never stopped going in to space. Theyโ€™re consistently on the @iss and we do indeed lead in both space exploration *even from Earth!!* and aviation research and development.
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Like anywhere else, we have workplace drama too. Only I believe ours is far more hilarious than any Iโ€™ve seen so far. Except people miss the best joke they could make! i.e. โ€œitโ€™s not rocket science.โ€ ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€ .
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NASA Ames Research Center
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Alright, next post is up! My research and what I do at NASA on a daily basis. Questions, comments, suggestions welcome!! www.thatgirlatnasa.com/myresearch .
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San Jose, California
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Mars. A few images ago I asked you to guess what I was 3D printing: it was Mars! Topographic features scaled 50% larger than actual so you can see the features. Here is Valles Marineris, the largest canyon in our solar system. At 3000km long and 8km deep, it is nearly 4x as long as the Grand Canyon, and 4.5x deeper! On the right is Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system! The base is the size of Arizona and the top is 25km from the surface. Airplanes can fly at 12km AT MOST on Earth. And yet... Mars is about 1/3 the size of Earth in total.
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NASA Ames Research Center
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Coming up next on the website: a discussion of my research. Sneak preview here! A draft of my poster from the NASA internship. About half of what was in my senior thesis is on here. Now, Iโ€™ve got four or five times as much info to squeeze on to the AGU poster ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€
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NASA Ames Research Center
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Your wish is my command! A detailed history of my path to NASA is live on www.thatgirlatnasa.com!!! Please request topics and/or reach out with comments and replies if you feel so inclined! #blog #thatgirl #NASA #ames #journeytomars #autobiography #intern #internship #job #work #california #request #questions #asknasa #poll #answer #reply #inspire #create #love #lovemyjob #choosehappiness #determination

NASA Ames Research Center
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Waiting for that ride SANโœˆ๏ธSJC the entire meeting was accompanied by the loudest military plans and commercial aircraft. Reminds me of the solar powered *very quiet* planes we work on at Ames!! Thatโ€™ll be nice ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿš€
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San Diego International Airport
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1,000+ followers?! WOW thank you all for loving me for my brains!!! Special inside peek: Presenting at the MARCI meeting at Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) in San Diego, CA. My typical day is often like this, collaborative. Discussing data, images, interpretations, future missions, possible explanations for observations, and more.
Left: Leslie Tamparri, Ph.D MRO Deputy Project Scientist;
Right: Todd Clancy, Ph.D Senior Radiative Transfer Scientist at SSI & involved in the Hubble Telescope, MRO, and MGS missions. .
Founder of MSSS, Malin et al. (2001) spearheaded secular climate change research. Heโ€™s the man who made dozens of cameras for Mars missions (Curiosity, MRO, MARCI, CTX). .
Request blog post topics in comments below!
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Malin Space Science Systems
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Successful MARCI meeting! Compliments from Drs. Peter Thomas and Phil James, men whoโ€™ve worked on Mars south polar cap stability for years and men whoโ€™s work is referenced in my research. If they tell me my stuffโ€™s accurate and excellent, I believe it! Thanks to Malone Space Science Systems for hosting us!! It is a privilege!
Itโ€™s wild to meet people you read about in school and in your career. You see these links between scientists, like those who study the SPRC. Almost all of us know one another and critique each otherโ€™s work. Peer review is an important and critical piece of scientific writing and we take it seriously. Anything youโ€™ve read from NASA is double and triple checked by dozens of scientists in relevant fields. .
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San Diego, California
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Aha, so THIS is why NorCal โ€œwintersโ€ are called โ€œthe rainy season.โ€ Introducing (to my Midwest homies) โ€œThe Atmospheric Riverโ€ or โ€œThe Pineapple Express,โ€ as itโ€™s formally known here. In other words, the culprit of the rainy season. Check out the length of this system!! Credit to GOES West for the sat image. .
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Sorrento Valley, San Diego
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Werk perks!! โœˆ๏ธ I was supposed to go on just one more work trip this year but NASA approves me for another because the Mars Climate Modeling group is so proud of my work!! Dr. Haberle, one of the most senior experts on Martian climate, said my work is impressive, that I should be proud, and would I like to join him in San Diego to present my research to an elite group of Martian physical scientists? ๐Ÿ˜ณ WOULD I?! Yes!!!
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San Diego International Airport
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This fills my heart with joy!!!! Yay for Amazon! Love this display @amazon! #amazonbookstore #womeninscience


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This camera is too cool! No filter, just B&W portrait mode!!! Mabel youโ€™re beautiful #dogsofinstagram


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Itโ€™s so fun to play with color, especially while growing out your hair!! Whatโ€™s more significant is that Alex encourages me to express myself and celebrates when I do, right there beside me.
With all this bad shit coming out about men in the world and after revisiting my own history, Iโ€™m so relieved when I look across the room and see him there. So happy when he says my brain is my best feature. Overjoyed that he recognizes how important my independence is to me *in the context of being a woman in this society,* no less. Humbled to see him clean our home and not expect a thank you because itโ€™s his responsibility as much as it is mine.
I hope for all women to find a partner that compliments them so well and celebrates their everything. Thank you, @wallace9293


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Struggling to get Mabel to take a portrait with the #iPhoneX but the good news is Iโ€™m a brunette once more! .
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SF Bay Area
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Double insta no shame bc this is great work if I do say so myself! Itโ€™s my California Coffee Bowl. BAM.

Petroglyph, Willow Glen
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This is only the second time Iโ€™ve seen it rain in all my visits and months living in California. ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ˜”๏ธ
Itโ€™s also the first time Iโ€™ve been able to open the windows wearing shorts and a T-shirt comfortably in November ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Milpitas, California
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It is so important that you take breaks throughout your day! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Even better if you can get outside. I often sit out here watching the Blackhawk pilots train and the planes come & go during lunch โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€
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Moffett Federal Airfield
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