In addition to working on fantastic projects, I was also asked to give a presentation about my R2-D2 to the Office of the Director, the Engineering Directorate, and the Science Directorate. After a long, bumpy ride through the mountains, R2 suffered a slight malfunction during his first few minutes in front of the Virginia crowd. His controller stopped working - this was a malfunction that had never occurred before. Fortunately, I always care spare parts and a full toolkit, so R2 quickly recovered. It was both humbling and thrilling to give a presentation to many of the most brilliant minds in America.
Working at NASA this summer has surpassed all of my dreams and expectations! It is a summer I will never forget.
Below is a very brief video of R2's visit at NASA.