NASA Intern Aaron Cabe from Southern Nazarene University

Aaron Cabe, a senior multi-disciplinary major in Physics and Philosophy at Southern Nazarene University (SNU), is spending his spring semester as an intern at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.  He is one of only three Oklahoma students selected to participate in this internship program.

"It is exciting after several years in this program to have an SNU student placed at a space center working on the next generation of space vehicles," stated Dr. Kenneth Wantz, SNU Institutional Representative to the Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC).

Cabe’s internship project is titled “Standardizing Process Implementation Flow Diagrams for the Constellation Mission Operations Project Baseline Operations Plan.”  The Constellation is the name of the combination space vehicle consisting of a crew vehicle (Orion) and various cargo vehicles (Ares) that will be used to return to the moon.  Successful completion of such internships, often lead to a career in NASA or the aerospace industry.

Cabe first visited Johnson Space Center in March 2008 on a behind-the-scenes tour sponsored by OSGC.  This led him to apply for the semester-long internship available to students at Oklahoma institutions affiliated with the consortium.  This internship is funded through the OSGC and provides for all of Cabe’s expenses.  

Southern Nazarene University has been a member of the OSGC since 2002 and has granted more than 120 financial awards to SNU students totaling more than $150,000.