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SpaceGeeks: When Space Opera Meets Space Operations

Keri Bean, still a fresh face at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, realy likes robots. She helped build the R2-D2 in the foreground, and she helps operate the real-life NASA Dawn spacecraft in the background. Credit: Keri Bean
Keri in one of her many Star Wars costumes. Her favorite Star Wars character? RD-D2. Obviously. Credit: Keri Bean
Keri in one of her many Star Wars costumes. Her favorite Star Wars character? RD-D2. Obviously. Credit: Keri Bean

On this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone talks to Keri Bean: a fresh face at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who enjoys dressing up like Han Solo, building lifelike replicas of Star Wars droids, and her day job operating real-life space robots Opportunity and Dawn.

SHOW NOTES:

Keri’s got two Twitter accounts! You can find lots of real-life space stuff on her main account, but you also might want to follow this one, which is all about the working replicas of Star Wars droids she and her husband build.

Also check out Keribean.com, where you can find the full list of mission’s Keri’s worked on for NASA.

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