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FRAMES Podcast with Scott Swain

On today’s episode of the FRAMES Photography Podcast W. Scott Olsen is talking to Scott Swain, assistant engineer for the NASA Hubble Space Telescope.

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Scott Swain works for Lockheed Martin as one of the Scientific Instruments Systems Engineers for the Hubble Space Telescope project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. His responsibilities involve ensuring the continued health and safety of the Payload subsystem on-board the observatory, including day-to-day monitoring, anomaly response, and data analysis to maintain nominal science operations for each of the instruments and the computers that control them.

He has a BS in Physics from The College of William & Mary, an MS in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University, and joined the Hubble program in 1997.

He lives in Maryland with his wife and 3 children.

“Original Deep Field (WFPC-II/1996)” / © Gary Bower, Richard Green (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team, and NASA
“IR Ultra Deep Field (NICMOS/2004)” / © NASA, ESA, and R. Thompson (Univ. Arizona)
“Ultra Deep Field (WFC3/2012)” / © Illustration: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI); Science: NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (Caltech), and the UDF 2012 Team
“GN-Z11 (ACS & WFC3/2016)” / © NASA, ESA, P. Oesch (Yale University), G. Brammer (STScI), P. van Dokkum (Yale University), and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Scott Swain


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