How we Prepare: OSIRIS-REx and WNBA

  • Released Thursday, August 13, 2020

An inside look into how an elite athlete and a NASA engineer prepare for the challenges ahead.

Music credits: "Cordelia Approaching" by Alistair Hetherington, "I Know You are Here" by Victoria Beits, "Behind the Door" by Claude Samard, "Aphelion Horizon" by Alistair Hetherington, and "Be Unstoppable" by Lisa van Hal" of Univeral Production Music.

Natasha Cloud, a professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, and Nayi Castro, a mission operations manager for NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission share how they prepare for a criticial moment in their careers. For Natasha Cloud, it is about how the team starts a new season after winning a championship. For Nayi Castro, it is about the careful preparation for the OSIRIS-REx Touch and Go maneuver (TAG) that will seek to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu and return it back to Earth. The journey is challenging and pushes each person to sustain their efforts over a long period of time to reach their goals.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:44 PM EDT.


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