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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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Michele Dougherty
Principal Investigator

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Carl Sagan
(1934 - 1996)
Planetary Scientist

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Phil Davis
Website Editor

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Adriana Ocampo, Ph.D.
Science Program Manager

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Tony Carro
Program Executive and Scientist

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Diana Blaney
Planetary Scientist

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Leslie Bebout
Microbial Ecologist

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Maria Zuber

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Gerard Kuiper
(1905 - 1973)

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John M. Grunsfeld
Associate Administrator

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Peter Jenniskens
Research Scientist

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Bobak Ferdowsi
Systems Engineer

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