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The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live.
Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.
As a result, NPP Fellows contribute to national priorities for scientific exploration; confirm NASA’s leadership in fundamental research; and complement the efforts of NASA’s partners in the national science community.
Volume 2, Issue 3, of the NPP newsletter features the fascinating subject of astrobiology, demonstrated by Trinity Hamilton’s research; a report on the value of the NPP experience by Jun Xiong, who completed his appointment at ARC; a look at chemical engineering and its importance to aeronautics research at LaRC; and an overview of the GSFC’s postdoctoral community, which complements the NPP research experience for Fellows at Goddard.
Curiosity has always been a driving force in science. In the case of Heidar Thrastarson, curiosity drove him from his home in Iceland all the way to Pasadena, Calif. Thrastarson’s research focuses on extrasolar planets, an interest that spawned during an undergraduate astrophysics class. His curiosity was sparked after selecting extrasolar planets as an essay topic, and his career was born. Find out more about Heidar on his research experience profile.