Meet Jonathan Dory
Habitability and Environmental Factors Office
Johnson Space Center
I am fascinated with mankind's
continuing ability to push the physical and intellectual limits of its
existence, and I see space exploration as among the boldest human endeavors.
Who I am and What I Do
I work for SPACEHAB, Inc., in NASA's Habitability and Environmental
Factors Office. I support crew safety and productivity on the International
Space Station Program by planning and assessing the on-orbit interior
configuration of ISS, as well as performing anthropometric analysis of
crew tasks. I consider the most rewarding part of my job being able to
contribute to the integrated operation of the Space Station while getting
to master 3D computer graphics and animation software as part of my daily
Education and Career Path
graduated from Mitchell High School (Colorado Springs, Colorado) and attended
Colorado State University, where I received a BS in civil engineering
-- with a particular interest in structures.
My interest in the space program led me to participate
in a number of unique activities while pursuing my degree. As a highly
active member and officer of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics, I worked with other similarly interested students to build
prototype exercise devices for use in space, and had the opportunity to
test them in simulated microgravity onboard NASA's "zero-g" aircraft,
the KC-135. I was also very active in programs sponsored by the Colorado
Space Grant Consortium -- including the Citizen Explorer Satellite, a
student designed and built spacecraft, which measures global atmospheric
ozone concentrations and transmit its data directly to classrooms throughout
the United States.
Growing Up and Personal
I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I spent my
childhood camping, hiking, and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains.
Now I live in Seabrook, Texas, where I share an apartment
with two lovable cats, Kiki and Uhuru.
In my free time, I enjoy reading science and technology
books, teaching myself to play guitar, drawing the human form, weightlifting,
SCUBA diving, snowboarding and rock climbing.
Future Plans and Goals
I aspire to contribute to the success of long duration human
missions to Mars and beyond.