Brittani Sims is one of the many dedicated employees supporting NASA’s Commercial Crew Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
An electrical engineer by education, Sims developed a passion for safety and human spaceflight in high school after watching the space shuttle on TV.
“I was just sitting on the couch watching TV and the news was covering the return of the space shuttle,” said Sims. “I wasn’t even aware what NASA did at the time. I remember asking my mom, ‘Did you know that we put people into space?’ When I went to school the next week, I told people that I wanted to work for NASA, and a lot of them didn’t really believe me.”
Sims says those doubts only served as additional motivation for her to achieve her goals.