Andi Thomas is an Earth Scientist in the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit (ESRS) within the Astromaterials Research Exploration and Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). She is an operator for the Crew Earth Observations (CEO) payload and works with astronaut photography from the International Space Station. She is also involved with GIS tasks within the group using Esri products and other software packages to display, manipulate, analyze, and explore datasets.
When Andi isn't working on all things ESRS, she shares her time with Advanced Curation modelling 3D virtual lunar and meteorite samples and exploring their capabilities in VR environments. She also operates the Formlabs Form 2 3D printer for ARES. Printing activities include 3D samples for science engagement, spheres to support Hyper Velocity Impact Technology cost savings, sabots for the Experimental Impact Laboratory, and parts to assemble a low cost micromanipulator.