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

Venetia Burney (1918-2009)

The Girl Who Named Pluto

Giuseppe Pappa

Citizen Scientist / Radiologist Technologist at Humanitas Catanese

Felix Landerer


Olya Filimonova

Systems Engineer

Sabrina Delgado Arias

Senior Research Scientist, ICESat-2 Applications Coordinator

John Bresina

Computer Scientist

Jorge Vazquez

Project Scientist

Mike Brown


James Green

NASA Chief Scientist

Abi Rymer


Lucy McFadden


Konstantin Batygin

Associate Professor of Planetary Science

Lynnae Quick


Vicky Hamilton

Planetary Geologist

Jeffrey Robert Bouwman

Citizen Scientist / Middle School Science Teacher / Adjunct Professor

Angela Melito

Deputy Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer

Josh Willis

Principal Investigator, Oceans Melting Greenland / Project Scientist, Sentinel-6, and Jason-3

Megan Elwood Madden

Professor of Geochemistry

Mona Kessel

Program Scientist

Mark Hofstadter

Planetary Scientist

Pamela Gay

Astronomer and Assistant Research Professor

Elizabeth Córdoba

Systems Engineer

Britney Schmidt