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Andrew Steele

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
He doesn't consider his job a "job"; calls it his "hobby," something he loves to do and think about.
Had been doing high-powered imaging of bacteria while working on his Ph.D.
Saw NASA's images of what they claimed were traces of bacteria on a meteorite from Mars.
Tracked down the names of the scientists on the project, swore he could give them better microscopic images.
They sent him a piece of the meteorite, he followed through on his claim, and they offered him a job.
Big proponent of "fake it 'til you make it" - dealt with NASA as "Dr. Steele," had only had his Ph.D. for three weeks.
Never dreamed he'd be working for NASA or "changing the world"; he just always liked what he studied.
Stresses our great gift is life; we're all made up of "exploding stardust," and you had a "ridiculously" low probability of being human, of being you.

Career

Astrobiologist

I search for microbial life in astrobiology and solar system exploration.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Science
Technology
Problem Solving