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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 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

Learn more about Paul Burke
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Paul Burke

Space Physicist; Aerospace Engineer
Learn more about Karen Cahill
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Karen Cahill

Planetary Geologist; Spectroscopist
Learn more about Joshua Cahill
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Joshua Cahill

Planetary Geologist; UV to TIR Spectroscopist; Synthetic Aperture and Sounding Radar Scientist
Learn more about Alex Chartier
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Alex Chartier

Staff Scientist in Ionospheric Physics
Learn more about Matt Clement
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Matt Clement

Astrophysicist; Planetary Scientist; Professional Staff
Learn more about Ian Cohen
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Ian Cohen

Deputy Chief Scientist; Space Physicist
Learn more about Elizabeth Congdon
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Elizabeth Congdon

Chief Technologist of the Engineering Branch; Mechanical Systems Engineer; Mechanical Lead Engineer