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Seven New Co-Investigators Add Depth to New Horizons Kuiper Belt Mission Team
Release Date: March 9, 2017
Daniel Britt . . . professor of astronomy and planetary sciences at University of Central Florida . . . native of Ann Arbor, Michigan . . . holds degrees from University of Washington and Brown University, earning his doctorate from Brown in 1991 . . . varied resume includes service as a U.S. Air Force ICBM launch officer and an economist for Boeing, all before becoming a planetary scientist . . . served as project manager for the Mars Pathfinder camera and has built hardware for all of NASA's Mars landers . . . chaired the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society and the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America . . . earned six NASA Achievement Awards . . . the asteroid “4395 DanBritt” is named for him . . . on the New Horizons team, will focus on the geology and surface properties of 2014 MU69.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute