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Speaker urges Niskayuna teens to shoot for the stars

Wessen shares details about Mars exploration

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Randii Wessen has designed missions to Mars and on Thursday encouraged Niskayuna High School students to design their dreams. Wessen, who has spent 25 years at CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told Earth science students that he got a C in calculus, took five years to get his bachelor’s degree, had the lowest possible grade point average to earn a master’s degree and got turned down for teaching positions and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He said ...


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