Celeste Smith


I am a lesbian and I am an engineer.//


I am currently completing my degree in computer and electrical engineering while working on a satellite for NASA that will go to the moon. When I began my Master’s degree I finished the electronics and software for the propulsion system as well as integrating and testing the propulsion system. Then the whole satellite was brought to my school and I have been integrating and testing the whole satellite before its launch in December! My CubeSat will perform a lunar orbital insertion before performing its science mission of looking for water ice on the South pole of the moon.
My soon-to-be-wife and cat have been incredibly supportive during my long hours at the lab and I couldn’t have gotten where I am today without their love and support.