2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Mamta Patel Nagaraja

Name: Mamta Patel Nagaraja
Title: Science Engagement and Communications, Science Mission Directorate
Agency: NASA

Delivering the eclipse. Last year's solar eclipse captivated the nation. And if you were among the more than 90 million people who viewed NASA's eclipse website, you can thank Nagaraja. She coordinated with five contractor teams to set up the live-streaming web page and video series about the eclipse. Her behind-the-scenes work to plan, test, integrate and launch an IT architecture capable of supporting massive, unpredictable traffic levels took months. She gathered a wealth of information captured by 11 spacecraft, three airplanes, dozens of high-altitude balloons, TV crews and even astronauts on the International Space Station and made it all available for public consumption.

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