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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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Sasha Ukhorskiy

Space Plasma Physicist
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Ronald Vervack

Planetary Scientist
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Sarah Vines

Space Physicist
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Christina Viviano

Planetary Geologist; Spectroscopist (VNIR/IR)
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Angelos Vourlidas

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Harold Weaver

Planetary Scientist
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Jordan Wiker

Electrical and Software Engineer
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Jack Wilson

Planetary geochemist; Nuclear spectroscopist