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

Cynthia Phillips

Planetary Geologist

Qing Liang

Physical Research Scientist

Angela Watson

Program Resource Analyst

Essam Heggy


Daniel Andrews

Project Manager

James "Jim" Brian Garvin

Chief Scientist

Christine Floss

Research Professor

Frank Barnet

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Vishnu Reddy


Charles Hall (1920 - 1999)

Project Manager

Marile Colon Robles

NASA GLOBE Clouds Project Scientist / Education Specialist

Rosaly Lopes

Planetary Scientist

Tahani Amer

Program Executive at Earth Science Division of Science Mission Directorate

Paul Mahaffy

Planetary Scientist

David Latham


Deborah "D.J." Johnson

Program Planning Specialist

Mark Hofstadter

Planetary Scientist

Annette Bombosch

Citizen Scientist / Polar Guide

David Doody

Flight Operations Lead Engineer

Giuseppe Pappa

Citizen Scientist / Radiologist Technologist at Humanitas Catanese

Stephen Edberg

Astronomer (Retired)

Keri Bean

Science Planner

Lynn Margulis (1938-2011)

Evolutionary Biologist