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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 Shawn Liang
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Shawn Liang

Branch Chief Technologist; Instrumentation Engineer; Power and Analog Electronics Engineer
Learn more about Justin Likar
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Justin Likar

Space Environmental Effects Engineer
Learn more about Carey Lisse
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Carey Lisse

Planetary Astronomer; Stellar Astrophysicist; Infrared Spectroscopist
Learn more about Jacob Lustig-Yaeger
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Jacob Lustig-Yaeger

exoplanet astronomer; astrobiologist
Learn more about Shannon MacKenzie
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Shannon MacKenzie

Planetary scientist; Physicist
Learn more about Anna Martin
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Anna Martin

Remote sensing specialist
Learn more about M Alexandra Matiella Novak
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M Alexandra Matiella Novak

Planetary Geologist/Volcanologist; Mission Operations
Learn more about Erin May
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Erin May

Exoplanet Astronomer