Source: Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Published: November 23, 2022

Christine Gebara is part of the team building the international Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, a mission led by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES). SWOT will make the first global survey of nearly all the water on Earth’s surface. Gebara, an integration and test engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, fell in love with engineering while learning to sail near her childhood home in Houston. She loves the water and is excited about SWOT’s ability to help us better track its movement through lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and the ocean. The SWOT mission is a collaboration between NASA and the CNES, with contributions from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the UK Space Agency. SWOT is expected to launch in December 2022.