New Horizons Team

Team Leaders


  • Institution of the principal investigator, Alan Stern
  • Science team and science instrument payload management
  • Mission management and development
  • Spacecraft integration and operations
P = Pluto Team
K = KBO Team

Science Team


Principal Investigator

Alan Stern [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute


Deputy Project Scientists

Kimberly Ennico [P]
NASA Ames Research Center

Cathy Olkin [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute

John Spencer [K]
Southwest Research Institute

Leslie Young [P]
Southwest Research Institute

Project Scientist

Hal Weaver [P,K]
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory


Assistant Project Scientists

Joel Parker [K]
Southwest Research Institute

Anne Verbiscer [K]
University of Virginia

P = Pluto Team
K = KBO Team

Engineering Team

Brian Bauer
APL

Linda Burke
APL

Stewart Bushman
APL

Steve Conard
APL

Chris DeBoy
APL

Jack Ercol
APL

Jacob Firer
APL

Madeline Fosbury
APL

Mike Furrow
APL

Daniel Hals
APL

John Hayes
APL

Chris Hersman
APL

Adrian Hill
APL

Mark Holdridge
APL

Steve Jaskulek
APL

Allen Lunsford
Goddard

Valerie Mallder
APL

Walter Mitnick
APL

Hien Nguyen
APL

Gail Oxton
APL

Gabe Rogers
APL

Paul Rosendall
APL

Lisa Segal
APL

Rick Webbert
APL

Eddie Weigle

Steve Williams
APL

Daisy Zhang
APL


Guest Operations

Stephen Carr
APL

Margaret Simon
APL


Management Team

Carl Engelbrecht
APL

Glen Fountain
APL

Helene Winters
APL

Jacob Eisig
APL


Media

David Aguilar
consultant

Dwayne Brown
NASA

Michael Buckley
APL

Pat Gonzales
SwRI-SAT

Maria Stothoff
SwRI-SAT


Mission Design

Yanping Guo
APL

Wayne Schlei
APL

Wen-Jong Shyong
APL

Major Partners

P = Pluto Team
K = KBO Team

Missions Operations Center (MOC)

Joshua Albers
APL

Katie Bechtold
APL

Alice Bowman
APL

Sarah Bucior
APL

Ed Colwell
APL

Omar Custodio
APL

Priya Dharmavaram
APL

Sarah Hamilton
APL

Helen Hart
APL

Anisha Hosadurga
APL

Melissa Jones
APL

Hong Kang
APL

Graeme Keleher
APL

Mark Kochte
APL

Robert Krueger
APL

Mark Lahr
APL

George Lawrence
APL

Daniel Schultz
APL

Becca Sepan
APL

Rick Shelton
APL

Eric Stahlheber
APL

Jon Van Eck
APL

Karl Whittenburg
APL


Navigation Team

Jeremy Bauman
KinetX

Shyam Bhaskaran
JPL

Dylan Boone
JPL

Joel Fischetti
KinetX

Coralie Jackman (Adam)
KinetX

Gerhard Kruizinga
JPL

Erik Lessac-Chenen
KinetX

Declan Mages
JPL-NASA

Derek Nelson
KinetX

William Owen
JPL

John Pelgrist
KinetX

Frederic Pelletier
KinetX

Michael Salinas
KinetX

Dale Stanbridge
KinetX

Jeffrey Stuart
JPL

Dianna Velez
JPL

Bobby Williams
KinetX



Science Operations Center (SOC)

Emma Birath
SwRI

Anthony Egan
SwRI

Brian Enke
SwRI

Tiffany Finley
SwRI

Ann Harch
Cornell

Nicole Martin
subcontractor

Jon Pineau
SwRI

Debi Rose
SwRI

Co-Investigators


Fran Bagenal [P]
University of Colorado

Rick Binzel [P,K]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Daniel Britt [K]
University of Central Florida

Marc Buie [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute

Bonnie Buratti [P,K]
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Andy Cheng [P,K]
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Dale Cruikshank [P,K]
NASA Ames Research Center

Heather Elliott [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute

Kimberly Ennico [P]
NASA Ames Research Center

Randy Gladstone [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute

Will Grundy [P,K]
Lowell Observatory

Matt Hill [P,K]
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Dave Hinson [P]
SETI Institute

Mihaly Horanyi [P,K]
University of Colorado

Don Jennings [P,K]
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

JJ Kavelaars [K]
National Research Council of Canada

Ivan Linscott [P,K]
Stanford University

Jeff Moore [P,K]
NASA Ames Research Center

Dave McComas [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute

William McKinnon [P,K]
Washington University in St. Louis

Ralph McNutt [P,K]
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Cathy Olkin [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute

Alex Parker [K]
Southwest Research Institute

Joel Parker [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute

Simon Porter [K]
Southwest Research Institute

Silvia Protopapa [K]
Southwest Research Institute

Harold Reitsema [P]
consultant

Dennis Reuter [P,K]
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Paul Schenk [P,K]
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Kelsi Singer [K]
Southwest Research Institute

John Spencer [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute

Darrell Strobel [P]
Johns Hopkins University

Mark Showalter [P,K]
SETI Institute

Mike Summers [P]
George Mason University

Len Tyler [P]
Stanford University

Anne Verbiscer [K]
University of Virginia

Hal Weaver [P,K]
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Leslie Young [P,K]
Southwest Research Institute

Amanda Zangari [K]
Southwest Research Institute

Team Leads


Geology & Geophysics Investigation (GGI) Theme Team

Jeff Moore
Deputies: John Spencer, William McKinnon

Composition (COMP) Theme Team

Will Grundy
Deputy: Dale Cruikshank

Pluto Mission

Atmospheres (ATM) Theme Team

Randy Gladstone

Particles and Plasma (P&P) Theme Team

Fran Bagenal

Pluto Encounter Planning (PEP)

Leslie Young
Deputies: Cathy Olkin, John Spencer

Kuiper Extended Mission

Kuiper Extended Mission Particles & Atmospheres (PATM) Theme Team

Randy Gladstone
Deputy: Leslie Young

Kuiper Extended Mission Planning

John Spencer
Deputy: Anne Verbiscer

OPI

John Andrews
SwRI

Project Admin

Lisa Turner
APL

Sheila Zurvalec
APL

Artist

Magda Saina
APL

Webmaster

Alysen Regiec
APL

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