Alma Tapia

Materials Engineer

How to Become A: Materials Engineer


Watch Alma Tapia, Materials Engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center, describe all the cool and interesting tests and experiments she performs in work. She gets to burn, blow up materials and crawl inside spacecraft to test materials used in flight. She is not the only engineer working for NASA in her family, in fact her twin sister, Susana Tapia Harper, is a Chemical Engineer at NASA’s White Sands facility. Make sure to click on their twins’ video clips to learn about how they work together.

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