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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 Douglas Cool
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Douglas Cool

Program Area Manager; Systems Engineer
Learn more about Kathleen Craft
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Kathleen Craft

Planetary Scientist; Geophysicist; Astrobiologist
Learn more about Terik Daly
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Terik Daly

Planetary scientist; JHU/APL Planetary Impact Laboratory (PIL) manager
Learn more about Mallory DeCoster
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Mallory DeCoster

Planetary Scientist; Thermal Engineer; Remote Sensing Analyst
Learn more about Neil Dello Russo
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Neil Dello Russo

Planetary Astronomer; Cometary Scientist; Molecular Spectroscopist
Learn more about Michelle Donegan
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Michelle Donegan

Space Environmental Effects Engineer
Learn more about Raymond Espiritu
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Raymond Espiritu

PDS Archivist; Senior Software Developer specializing in data pipelines
Learn more about Samuel Fix
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Samuel Fix

Software and Electronics Engineer Focusing On Instrument Development