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Reaching Outer Space Starts with a Team that Goes Farther

Imagine creating spacecraft and instruments that travel millions —sometimes billions — of miles to explore planets, moons, asteroids and even the Sun. It’s what the people of APL Civil Space get to do every day. And our success begins with our team’s passion and incomparable expertise. Meet the scientists, engineers and other professionals who collaborate to expand humanity’s reach and knowledge.

About Our Leadership Team

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Robert Erlandson

Branch Supervisor - Science and Space Instrumentation
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Carolyn Ernst

Planetary Scientist
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Raymond Espiritu

PDS Archivist; Senior Software Developer specializing in data pipelines
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Paul Finneran

Program Manager
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Richard Fitzgerald

Project Manager
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Tyler Formica

Systems Reliability Engineer
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Robert Furrow

System Engineer; Software Engineer; Section Supervisor
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Edward Gaddy

Spacecraft Solar Array Engineer
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Jesper Gjerloev

Space Physics
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Benjamin Greenhagen

Planetary Scientist
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Yanping Guo

Space Mission Designer
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Matthew Halstead

Nuclear Engineer
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Musad Haque

AI Scientist specializing in spacecraft autonomy; swarming; multiagent systems
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Patricia Harrington-Duff

Software Engineer