A very great deal of effort and testing goes

into building a successful spacecraft.

For example,

every transistor and integrated circuit is tested with an X-ray machine

to see if there's anything inside that could cause a problem later on.

I'm the project manager for Lucy.

But before I became the project manager for Lucy, I was actually an engineer

at NASA Goddard.

So I've actually been working here

for 30 years, and when I started, I was actually a co-op student.

I mean, when things I do as a project manager is to assemble

a team of scientists and engineers

and technicians and business people to develop the concept,

to mature the concept, in order to achieve the science.