As an avid space science enthusiast, Christine is passionate about the innovation which occurs at the intersection of the arts and sciences.  Part of her job at NASA is educating the public about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) which is currently being assembled and will be launched in 2018 from French Guiana.  JWST will allow us to see the first stars and galaxies that formed billions of years ago.  It will also tell us more about exoplanets and perhaps even find building blocks of life elsewhere in the universe. 




MIT Professor, Dava Newman's BioSuit uses nickel and titanium shape memory alloys to expand and contract around the wearer's body. During the development process of the BioSuit, MIT has created diverse, cooperative communities of engineers, designers, scientists, and artists, creating and training a new generation of creative thinkers. 




James Webb Telescope


NASA engineer Ernie Wright looks on as the first six flight ready James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. (Credit:NASA; MSFC; David Higginbotham )