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Margaret Luce

Heliophysics Division Deputy Director

Margaret (Peg) Luce is the Deputy Director of the Heliophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. The Heliophysics Division manages a portfolio of space systems and scientific research dedicated to studying the Sun, heliosphere, and planetary environments as elements of a single interconnected system. Prior to joining Heliophysics in 2015, she had served for seven years as the Deputy Director of NASA’s Earth Science Division.

Luce joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in 1987 following six years of engineering experience in the private sector. Throughout her career, Luce has been involved in the development of spaceflight systems to support NASA’s science programs. At Goddard, she served in a number of leadership roles in the Flight Projects Directorate, including Project Manager for the Earth Observing System Aura Mission, Associate Director of Flight Projects for Project Formulation, and Chief of the Advanced Concepts and Formulation Office.

Luce received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.