Fred Serricchio is a senior engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he’s worked for the past 25 years. And if you’ve ever heard the phrase ‘cmon, it’s not rocket science,’ for Fred Serricchio, it really is! Fred’s work with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has led him to work directly with the Mars Exploration Rovers as an Attitude Control System Engineer and in the Mars Science Laboratory. Fred’s work has been focused on cruise operations, entry, descent and landing (EDL), testing and operation, and surface operations. He got his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his masters in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Fred also ultra runs, a type of running that trains for distances way beyond the standard marathon length, and he is also a self defense instructor.
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- If you want to listen to Fred’s entire Time4Coffee episode please tune into T4C episode #443