People

Dream Job

“It’s important to remind ourselves that we have the most glorious jobs in the world. We are all paid to figure out how the universe began and how it evolves. We’re paid to try to figure out how the night sky, full of galaxies and stars and planets, came to be. And we’re paid to try to find life elsewhere in the universe. What could be better than that?” 

–Paul Hertz, Director of Astrophysics Division

Craig Tooley

Project Manager

John McCormick

Integration and Test Manager

Samuel "Sam" Howell

Project Staff Scientist, Europa Clipper Mission

Daniel Andrews

Project Manager

Keith Gildea

Mechanical Engineer

Sten Odenwald

Director of STEM Resource Development

David Doody

Flight Operations Lead Engineer

Kevin DeBruin

Systems Engineer

Stephen Edberg

Astronomer (Retired)

David Kring

Senior Staff Scientist

Marc Rayman

Mission Manager/Chief Engineer

Thomas I. Valdez

Senior Member Engineering Staff

Derrick Pitts

Chief Astronomer and NASA Solar System Ambassador

Mark Hofstadter

Planetary Scientist

Tony Carro

Program Executive and Scientist

Don Yeomans

Planetary Scientist (Retired)

Mehdi Benna

Planetary Scientist

Umut Yildiz

Deep Space Communications Engineer

Don Boroson

System Engineer

Michael Staab

Mission Operations Engineer

Warren Kaye

Software Engineer

Aaron Parness

Engineer

Doug Ellison

Engineering Camera Payload Uplink Lead

Mihaly Horanyi

Principal Investigator