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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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Ralph Lorenz

Planetary Scientist
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Adrienn Luspay-Kuti

Planetary Scientist
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Jacob Lustig-Yaeger

exoplanet astronomer; astrobiologist
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Shannon MacKenzie

Planetary scientist; Physicist
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Lizeth Magana

Planetary Scientist
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Kathleen Mandt

Planetary Scientist
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Anna Martin

Remote sensing specialist
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M Alexandra Matiella Novak

Planetary Geologist/Volcanologist; Mission Operations
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Barry Mauk

Space Physicist
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Erin May

Exoplanet Astronomer
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Laura Mayorga

Exoplanet Astronomer
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Richard Meitzler

Electrical Engineer, Subsystem Lead
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Viacheslav Merkin

Space physicist
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Heather Meyer

Planetary Geologist
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Wesley Millard

Electrical System Engineer; Frontier Radio Co-Inventor