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It takes hundreds of people -- machinists, engineers, scientists and many others -- to get a spacecraft from the planning stages to its destination in outer space. The people in this gallery represent just a few of the folks who make space exploration ideas a reality.

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Thomas I. Valdez
Senior Member Engineering Staff

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Dee McLellan
Teacher/Observatory Coordinator

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Jaron Edsitty
Student Intern

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Hal Levison

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Sara Seager

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Kara Vargo
Integration and Test Engineer

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Nadine Barlow
Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Craig Tooley
Project Manager

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Lynn Margulis
Evolutionary Biologist

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Don Boroson
Lasercom System Engineer

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Sally Ride

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Rhonda Stroud
Research Physicist

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Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014