Title: Space Systems Analyst
Technical Focus Area: – Space Vehicle Design and Mission Analysis
Missions/Projects: Supportability Analysis, Mars Architecture Team
Nicole Piontek is a Space Systems Analyst with the Space Mission Analysis Branch at the NASA Langley Research Center, where she began as an intern in 2019.
Nicole is on the supportability team and the Mars Architecture Team (MAT). Supportability is defined as the set of system characteristics that influence the logistics and support required to enable safe and effective operations of systems. For MAT, She is primarily focused on the crew support systems, and how the crew will spend their time during transit.
Nicole graduated with her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2022. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys cooking and spending time with friends.
- NASA Outstanding Pathways Intern
- BSE in Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2022
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- Owens, Andrew, et al. “Integrated Trajectory, Habitat, and Logistics Analysis and Trade Study for Human Mars Missions.” ASCEND, 2 Nov. 2020.
- Owens, Andrew, et al. “More Data Needed for Failure Rate Estimation, Validation, and Uncertainty Reduction.” TTU DSpace Home, 50th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 12 July 2021.