From the early sounding rocket days to the discovery of the radiation belts, from the launching of some of the nation's first spacecraft to the first landing on an asteroid, APL has made extensive contributions to our nation's space program.
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APL has been recognized as one of 2020’s Most Innovative Space Companies by Fast Company magazine for its leading role on and design of the Dragonfly mission — a bold, game-changing NASA exploration of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
Nancy Chabot, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, was elected vice president of the Meteoritical Society. She will serve as vice president from 2021 to 2022 and become president of the society from 2023 to 2024.