This 22-Year-Old Student Is Already Working For NASA And We're Pretty Jealous

Tiera Guinn has made her dream a reality as she's currently helping to design spaceships for NASA.

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If it wasn't growing up watching Dr Helen Sharman OBE become the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991, it was the latest box office release, Hidden Figures, that had us contemplating how realistic it would be to jack in our jobs and apply for a position at NASA.

Sadly, we think we might be a bit late to the game when it comes to studying astrophysics and aeronautical engineering (or not, you never know) but, one girl who's fulfilling our space dream is American student Tiera Guinn.

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At the age of 22, Guinn is a rocket structural design and analysis engineer for the space launch system which Boeing is building for NASA, according to the Independent.

As a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she's currently dividing her time between her job as a badass spaceship designer and a university student but, from the sounds of it, she won't need to worry about her multi-tasking affecting her grades as she'll soon graduate with a 5.0 grade point average.

In layman's terms, this means she's a bonafide genius.

In an interview with WBRC News, Guinn admitted she grew up, dreaming of becoming an aerospace engineer.

She said: 'One day I saw a plane fly by and I just had this realisation, 'Huh, I can design planes. I'm going to be an aerospace engineer'.

Her mother reportedly helped Tiera improve her mathematical skills by asking her to clip coupons and put then in her coupon organizer, ever time they visited the supermarket.

'By the time we got to the register, I'd have to calculate the exact total, including tax. And I did that since I was six years old,' she revealed.

Meanwhile, my Mum was trying to stop me popping open a pot of Pringles every time she sat me in the trolley seat...

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