Lauren Smith was one of Aviation Week’s 20 Twenties in 2014, and she is now a mechanical test engineering manager for Northrop Grumman’s James Webb Space Telescope program. No day is the same for Northrop Grumman’s Lauren Smith.  She values her prior experience as the nonexplosive and actuators lead for integration and test, the long days in a bunny suit and the shoulder-to-shoulder interaction with people touching the equipment. That experience helps as she ...


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