"I left that event saying, 'Okay, I'll be a mechanical engineer,' because I thought she was cool." Shotwell's big break—landing a coveted spot at SpaceX—came 15 years ago.
"I left that event saying, 'Okay, I'll be a mechanical engineer,' because I thought she was cool." Then, in 2002, she went to lunch with a former colleague who had left Microcosm for SpaceX.
She screamed and, in her pajamas, sprinted down the hotel hallway to celebrate SpaceX's first successful launch with her colleagues.
I probably showed anxiety more than I did after the June one." "We need people to self-check their workloads and focus on simplifying their jobs and making the task easier instead of putting their heads down and being a hero." The explosions put SpaceX's launch schedule more than a year behind; the company is still playing catch-up, despite its plan to launch some 20 rockets over the next year.
I have to read to fall asleep." The Outlander series was most recently on her list.