Marcos Flores was "shocked" when he was selected in a six-member class of NASA flight directors in July. And proud. "Coming from Puerto Rico and having the aspirations I've had, this is something that's going to mean a lot, not just to myself but to everybody around me," he says.
Allison Bolinger (BSAAAE '04) wasn't sure she could leave the comfort and familiarity of NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab. But when she took a leap, she was rewarded: By being selected into an elite group at the agency.