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By Rick Monroe
Special to Village News 

Martin finds 'max' delight working for NASA

Local student shares his story about 'reaching for the stars'


Last updated 3/25/2021 at 10:51am

Max Martin

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Max Martin shows some of the components of the CASE project he worked on with NASA in Pasadena.

Max Martin, 28, was always a high achiever while he attended local schools. As a junior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he landed an internship at Space X, then worked there a couple of years after graduating.

Martin has continued his success as an award-winning systems engineer with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, including work on the Mars 2020 Mission.

Yes, he's a "brain on a stick" but there's much more to his story. He shared his journey and about what it takes to succeed in this interview:

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