Chemical Engineer

Watch Susana Tapia Harper, Chemical Engineer at NASA White Sands, NM describe how the important work she does testing materials for their use in the Space Shuttle and International Space Station not only benefits the space program but the general public as well. Flammability and ignitability are the properties that are critical to ensuring that the right materials are used aboard manned spacecraft and the Space Station. She loves her job and works with a colleague she has known for entire life - her twin sister, Alma Tapia, Materials Engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center. Make sure to click on their twins’ video clips to learn about how they work together.