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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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Charles Hibbitts

Planetary Scientist
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George Ho

Space Physicist, Planetary Physicist
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Dana Hurley

Planetary scientist
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Noam Izenberg

Planetary Geologist; Planetary Scientist; Comparative Planetologist
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Jeffrey Johnson

Planetary geologist
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Lauren Jozwiak

Planetary geologist; Planetary volcanologist
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Rachel Klima

Planetary Geologist
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Haje Korth

Europa Clipper Deputy Project Scientist; MESSENGER Deputy Project Scientist; MESSENGER MAG Instrument Scientist
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David Lawrence

Physicist; Planetary Scientist
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Ralph Lorenz

Planetary Scientist