Countdown to Dawn
A high school guidance counselor told Jennifer Rocca that aerospace engineering was not a field for women. Luckily, the future systems engineer for the Dawn mission wasn't convinced.
Celebrating Black History Month: A Navigator
David Jefferson has helped navigate JPL spacecraft to their exotic destinations -- Mars and two comets.
Celebrating Black History Month: An Information Technologist
As JPL's first Associate Chief Information Officer, Dr. Magalene Powell-Meeks is responsible for making sure all of the lab's information technology needs are met.
Celebrating Black History Month: An Earth Scientist
Christopher Boxe isn't yet 30 years old, but he's already become an expert in the field of environmental science.
Celebrating Black History Month: A Mission Manager
Ed Massey has dedicated 20 years of his life working on NASA/JPL missions and projects, including the Voyager and Ulysses missions.
Making Measurements That Count
JPL's Dr. Helen Worden helps turn raw satellite observations into measurements that tell us more about some important gases in the air we breathe than we have known before.
Dr. Kevin Grazier
March 25, 2005
JPL's Dr. Kevin Grazier discusses the Cassini mission.
Coming Down From the Clouds
Dr. Michelle Santee studies clouds - in particular, polar stratospheric clouds, which have an important role in the development of the "ozone hole" over Antarctica.
Notes from the Galaxies
Chris Martin is a physicist. It might have been otherwise. As a life passion, music has always been a close second. Now, as principal investigator for the Galaxy Evolution Explorer project which studies the universe in ultraviolet light, Martin is a scientist and manager by day, classical pianist by night.
Dr. Jorge Vazquez, Oceanographer
When a friend asked Jorge Vazquez to speak eight years ago to a group of high school students about his job and Earth science, the JPL oceanographer reluctantly said yes.