Northrop Grumman engineer Jocelyn Chus work is critical

Northrop Grumman engineer Jocelyn Chu's work is critical

 June 15, 2022

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Building on the legacy of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, Northrop Grumman is pushing the limits of possible with the Artemis program, which will land the first woman and first person of color on the moon.

The Artemis missions, fueled by the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, will establish the first long-term presence on and around the moon before taking the next giant leap: Mars. As part of the lunar landing campaign, NASA and partners will begin building a multipurpose cislunar outpost, the Gateway, a lunar-orbiting space station that will provide vital support for long-term human space exploration.   

Jocelyn Chu, a Northrop Grumman engineer supporting Artemis, reflects on her role in the next chapter of human space exploration.

Protecting and saving lives of the Artemis crew

Jocelyn Chu is a Materials & Process Design Engineer at Northrop Grumman.

She works on the Launch Abort System abort motor - one of three motors within the system that fires if there is an issue with the Artemis launch vehicle.

"I always say I’m working hard on something that I hope we will never have to use. However, by contributing to that safety system, my team is directly protecting and saving the lives of the Artemis crew," she explains.

Embarking on a new career adventure 

Being only a year and a half into her career, Jocelyn did not work on the shuttle program, so Artemis is a completely new adventure for her, just as it is for the astronauts and most Americans.

"The shuttle sent humankind into orbit; Artemis will go farther into space than ever before, providing us with a more in-depth understanding of the moon, our future in deep space and, eventually, Mars — a challenging endeavor," she adds.

"At lift-off, I know I’ll be proud of our work. We’re part of the Artemis generation - NASA’s next space adventure - and I’m excited for the quests ahead of us."

Northrop Grumman has many talented women employees 

Northrop Grumman employees like Jocelyn share a drive to push the boundaries of advancement both on land and in space.

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