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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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Edmond Smith

Scientific Analyst/Developer; Physicist
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Howard Smith

Space Physicist
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Dipak Srinivasan

External Engagements Lead (Government, Commercial, International); Spacecraft Communication Systems
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Josh Steele

Scientific Applications Software Engineer
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Kevin Stevenson

Exoplanet Astronomer
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Angela Stickle

Planetary Scientist; Hypervelocity Impact Physicist
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Jake Strang

Scientific Software Engineer
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William Swartz

Atmospheric scientist; Principal Investigator
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Kazue Takahashi

Magnetospheric Physicist
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Arthur Tucker

Immersive technologies technical lead; Computer scientist; Systems engineer
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Franklin Turner

Software Engineer
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Jordi Turner

Software Engineer; Mechanical Engineer
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Elizabeth Turtle

Planetary Scientist
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Sasha Ukhorskiy

Space Plasma Physicist
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Ronald Vervack

Planetary Scientist