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Where Are They Now? Voyager 2 -- Neptune Mission Team Members
The Mission Team, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

August 25, 2014: It's been 25 years since Voyager 2 flew by our farthest most planet Neptune. We recently asked those who participated in this far-reaching mission what they are involved in nowadays. Many are now members of the New Horizons mission team.

Coincidentally, August 25th is another milestone in spacecraft history. New Horizons will pass the orbit of Neptune on the very day Voyager 2 is celebrating its Neptune encounter's 25th anniversary.

For images and memories of the Voyager 2 encounter, go here:

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/history/stories.cfm?StoryID=284

Then
1989
Now
2014
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Dr. Edward Stone

Voyager 1 and 2 Chief Project Scientist
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Voyager 1 and 2 Chief Project Scientist
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Dr. Alan Stern

Graduate Student at the University of Colorado, Boulder
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Principal Investigator (PI), New Horizons
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Dr. Ellis Miner

Voyager 1 and 2 Assistant Project Scientist
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Retired (Volunteer Associate Director of the Los Angeles Family History Library)
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Dr. Stamatios Krimigis

Principal Investigator of Voyager 1 and 2's Low Energy Charged Particle (LECP) Instrument
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Principal Investigator of Voyager 1 and 2's Low Energy Charged Particle (LECP) Instrument and Collaborating Scientist for New Horizons
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Dr. Linda Spilker

Experiment Representative and Science Associate on the Voyager Infrared Radiometer and Spectrometer (IRIS) Instrument
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Cassini Project Scientist
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Dr. Candice Hansen

Voyager Imaging Team Member
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Deputy Principal Investigator (PI), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE instrument; Co-Investigator (Co-I), Juno; Member of the Cassini UVIS Team
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Dr. Randii Wessen

Voyager Neptune Encounter Science Sequence Coordinator
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Cassini, Mars Rovers and Advanced Concepts for Future Mission
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Suzanne "Suzy" Dodd

Voyager 2 Sequence Integration Engineer (SIE)
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Project Manager for the Voyager Interstellar Mission
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Dr. Bonnie Buratti

Member of the Voyager 2 Neptune Encounter Photopolarimater Science Team
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Science Team Member for New Horizons and Cassini
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Dr. Thomas Spilker

Stanford Graduate Student on the Voyager 2 Radio Science Team
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Retired: Consulting Mission Architect

(Former Mission Architect for Space-Science Mission Concepts; Former Member of the Cassini and Genesis Mission Teams)
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Dr. Fran Bagenal

Participant for the Voyager Plasma Science (PLS) Experiment and Faculty Member at the University of Colorado
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Co-I for New Horizons and Co-I for Juno

Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado
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Trina Ray

Voyager Mission Team Member (Graduate Student )
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Team Member for the Voyager and Cassini Missions
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Dr. Ralph McNutt

Plasma Data Team Member on Voyager 2; Associate Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Chief Scientist for Space Science, Space Department; MESSENGER Project Scientist; Pepsi Instrument Scientist, New Horizons; Science Team Member for Cassini; Science Team Member for Voyager 1 and 2

Editor's Note: If you were a member of the Voyager 2 Neptune encounter team and would like to be included here, please contact us.


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