A very great deal of effort and testing goes
into building a successful spacecraft.
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.