Keenan and Colin BurtSpace Telescopes
NASA Engineers and brothers, Keenan and Colin Burt, who are currently working on the next great space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) graduated from high school in Southern California and both pursued degrees in Engineering. Keenan attended UCLA, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Colin attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Aerospace Engineering and receiving both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. As students, both brothers got involved in MESATech, a non-profit organization working toward engineering lasting improvements that make our world a better place.
In their presentation, Keenan and Colin Burt gave a short summary of the history of the telescope and how the Hubble Space Telescope revolutionized Astronomy, discussed their roles with NASA, and then took students on a deep dive into their current project: the James Webb Space Telescope. They also discussed other projects they have engaged in through MESATech in the past.