Name: Adam, Coralie
Role: Optical Navigation Lead & TAG Navigation Manager
Organization: KinetX, Inc.
Joined OSIRIS-REx: 2011


Coralie Adam joined KinetX and the OSIRIS-REx team in 2011, and has served as the optical navigation lead engineer throughout mission development and into proximity operations at Bennu. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois and University of Colorado, respectively. Coralie first started studying and imaging asteroids at age 16, and has since been involved in many small body exploration missions including Stardust-NExT, EPOXI, New Horizons, ROSETTA, and the upcoming Lucy mission. In 2018, she was honored with a NASA Early Career Achievement medal for her contributions to the Optical Navigation field. In addition to leading the OpNav team, Coralie has had an active role in preparations for TAG, including sample site selection and most recently as the TAG Navigation Manager. Outside of space navigation, Coralie enjoys listening to music, learning new skills, collecting vintage wares, and being outdoors.

Name: Albaugh, Tyler
Role: Flight Software Engineer
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: September 2019


Tyler grew up in central Iowa and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Biochemistry from Iowa State University. After teaching high school Mathematics and Computer Science in Fort Worth, Tyler wanted to practice science and data analysis in industry – and landed a job in about the coolest place possible working in Deep Space Exploration! The MAVEN Mars mission believed in and trained him and OSIRIS-REx brought him on last fall to ramp up for TAG. Tyler and his wife have a young son and two dogs with whom they enjoy running and hiking the Colorado trails.

Name: Antreasian, Peter G.
Role: OREx Navigation Team Chief
Organization: KinetX, Inc.
Joined OSIRIS-REx: January of 2013


Throughout his 20-year career at JPL, Peter was fortunate to have explored the asteroids, planets and moons of our solar system as a key Navigation Team member of NASA missions: Galileo, Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous, Mars Odyssey, Mars Exploration Rovers, and Cassini. When the NEAR mission at 433-Eros was coming to an end, Peter designed, planned and led the end-of-mission operations with several close flyovers of the surface ending with a soft landing. Before joining KinetX in January of 2013 and eventually leading the OSIRIS-REx Navigation Team, Peter led the navigation of the twin orbiters of NASA’s GRAIL mission into synchronous orbit at the Moon. Peter earned his BS, MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering, respectively, from Purdue, University of Texas and University of Colorado. He is happily married to his wife of 26 years with four kids and lives in Colorado. Peter enjoys activities in the mountains and star gazing.

Name: Ashman, Dr. Benjamin
Role: Navigation Team
Organization: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center


Benjamin Ashman is an Aerospace Engineer in the Navigation and Mission Design Branch (Code 595) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Ashman supports numerous space communication and navigation efforts within the agency, serving as the Flight Dynamics Lead for TDRS-M and most recently as lead of the OSIRIS-REx Independent Validation and Verification navigation team. His research has primarily been focused on space applications of GPS. He is the Deputy Lead for Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) policy at GSFC and contributes to international coordination through the UN's International Committee on GNSS and as the Designated Federal Officer of the User Advisory Group's Space Policy and International Engagement subcommittee. He is from Dayton, Ohio, and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2016 and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University in 2010

Name: Ballouz, Ronald “Ron”
Role: Postdoctoral Research Associate I - RDWG
Organization: University of Arizona
Joined OSIRIS-REx: October 2014


Ron Ballouz is an astrophysicist at the Lunar and Planetary Lab. His main research interests are asteroid collisional evolution, planetary surface processes, and planetary defense. His work combines theory, computer simulations, and observational data to understand the history of asteroids and moons that are the targets of sample return missions: OSIRIS-REx, Hayabusa2, and the future JAXA Phobos mission, MMX.

He received his B.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Villanova University, and his PhD in Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park. For his PhD dissertation, he worked with Professor Derek C. Richardson on supercomputer simulations of collisional processes in the Solar System. Following his PhD, he worked at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara, Japan.

He was born in Davao City, Philippines and grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. He currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Kellie, their daughter Rosie, and their two French Bulldogs.

Name: Becker, Kris
Role: Senior Data Analyst
Organization: University of Arizona


Name: Bennett, Carina
Role: Senior Image Processing Engineer
Organization: University of Arizona
Joined OSIRIS-REx: 2014


Carina Bennett joined the team as a research analyst. She later transitioned to an Image Processing Engineer, was then promoted to Senior Image Processing Engineer, and will soon transition to the sample analysis team. Before OSIRIS-REx, Carina worked within the UArizona Office of Communications as a videographer and as a video editor and robotic camera operator at a television station. During this time, she was nominated for a Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy. Carina holds a BA in Media Arts and Creative Writing and a BS in Computer Science from UArizona, an MFA in Film Production from the University of Iowa, and will soon complete an MS in Computer Science from UArizona. In her spare time, Carina enjoys brewing beer, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and spending time with her husband and her German Shepard mix, Rita.

Name: Berry, Kevin
Role: FDS TAG Analysis Lead
Organization: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Joined OSIRIS-REx: February of 2010


Kevin Berry has been an Aerospace Engineer in the Navigation and Mission Design Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center since 2004. In addition to being the TAG analysis lead for Flight Dynamics on ORISIS-REx, he is also the Flight Dynamics Lead for the Lucy mission, which will survey the Jupiter Trojan Asteroids following launch in October of 2021. His career has included work on several satellite missions performing a wide range of duties, including trajectory design, maneuver planning, navigation, and mission operations. Kevin is a recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, as well as the Robert H Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Engineering and 2 Division Engineering Excellence Awards. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematical Physics from the California State University at Northridge, and an M.S in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University

Name: Billett, Olivia
Role: Spacecraft Science Phase Lead
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: October 2013


Olivia has worked on a variety of interplanetary missions during her career with the LM Deep Space Exploration group. She has specialized in spacecraft design and test as well as flight operations on multiple programs including the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Phoenix Mars Lander, the MAVEN Mars mission, the Juno Jupiter orbiter and now OSIRIS-REx.

Name: Blum, Denise
Role: Business Manager
Organization: University of Arizona
Joined OSIRIS-REx: October 2018


Denise joined the OSIRIS-REx team as the mission’s Business Manager in October 2018. She monitors expenses, coordinates purchasing, serves as administrative/financial liaison to the UArizona subcontracts, compiles monthly financial reports including 533s and the Monthly

Management Review, and manages personnel/HR affairs. Prior to joining OSIRIS-REx, Denise was Operations Coordinator for the UArizona Financial Services Office where she supervised the Accounts Payable Reimbursements Team and taught travel policy classes to administrative and business staff across the UArizona campus. Denise holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington, and her career includes over 20 years in the administrative, financial, and business management areas. Thanks to her astronomer husband, she also enjoyed a 9 year sojourn in La Serena, Chile as a member of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory extended family; an incredible life experience that provided Denise, her husband, and two kids with a second language and culture.

Name: Bos, Dr. Brent
Role: TAGCAMS (Touch and Go Camera System) instrument scientist
Organization: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Joined OSIRIS-REx: 2010


OSIRIS-REx is Brent Bos’ fifth planetary mission to have successfully left Earth’s gravity but only his first asteroid mission. After majoring in honors physics at the University of Michigan, he did his Ph.D. work at the University of Arizona, where he came to join Peter H. Smith’s Mars Atmospheric and Geologic Imaging (MAGI) team at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. After completing his Ph.D. work, he joined NASA in April 2002 to develop the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and first worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission concept in late 2010. After NASA headquarters selected OSIRIS-REx for implementation in May 2011, he served as the OSIRIS-REx systems engineering subject matter expert in optics and the OSIRIS-REx visible and infrared spectrometer (OVIRS) optics lead. In August 2015, he became the TAGCAMS (Touch and Go Camera System) instrument scientist and continues to serve in that role today.

Name: Boynton, William “Bill”
Role: Mission Instrument Scientist
Organization: University of Arizona


Name: Brandt, Nataly
Role: Deep Space Network Scheduler
Organization: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Joined OSIRIS-REx: June of 2019


Nataly Brandt is a Mission Operations Engineer in the Mission Systems and Operations Division (Div39) at JPL. She monitors, updates, and negotiates daily DSN requirements for OSIRIS-REx. She has also made significant contributions on multiple Computational Fluid dynamic projects for Mars and Europa missions. Most recently, she was the primary fluid dynamiscist for the JPL Cryobot proposal submitted to the NASA Headquarters SESAME call for deep subsurface ice probe technologies that would allow access to the ocean. Nataly graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with thesis work in Supersonic Retro Propulsion. She graduated from USC with a second M.S. in Astronautical Engineering.

Name: Buck, Elizabeth “Beth”
Role: Mission Operations Program Manager
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: December 2016


Beth Buck has worked with Lockheed Martin Space for 31 years supporting a mix of Air Force, classified and NASA programs from the Titan IV rocket to Earth orbiting weather satellites to Deep Space Missions and in all phases from proposal to mission operations to program closeout. Currently she is the Deep Space Mission Operations Program Manager with an amazing team supporting OSIRIS-REx, Mars InSight, Juno, MAVEn, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey and Hubble Space Telescope. Beth has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois. Beth treasures her family time with her husband and 3 adult “children”, new grandson and extended family as well as traveling, hiking and skiing, cheering on the Bronco’s and projects around her house and yard.

Name: Burke, Keara
Role: Engineer, Systems and Data Analyst
Organization: University of Arizona
Joined OSIRIS-REx: January 2017


Keara joined the OSIRIS-REx mission as an intern with the Image Processing Working Group where she helped design the hazard mapping infrastructure and count rocks. Since then, she has continued to be involved with data collection and analysis for the IPWG, and has expanded her role to include performing the systems engineering and requirements definition for future spaceflight instrumentation being developed within UArizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, including IVO and SIIOS. Keara has a Bachelor’s of Science in Systems Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics both from the University of Arizona. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her partner and cat, KitKat.

Name: Burns, Rich
Role: Project Manager
Organization: NASA
Joined OSIRIS-REx: April 2015


Rich serves as the project manager for OSIRIS-REx. He joined OSIRIS-REx prior to launch to take operations phase management responsibility. He has been working at NASA managing missions in their operational phase since 2007. Prior to that, Rich worked at NASA as a GN&C systems engineer on several missions including Hubble servicing. He started his professional career at the Air Force Research Lab where he worked for 10 years as an astrodynamics engineer. Rich holds B.S. and M.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Notre Dame and Stanford, respectively. Outside of work, Rich prefers to be outside running, hiking, grilling, or gardening.

Name: Calloway, Andy
Role: Mission Operations Manager
Organization: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory/Goddard Space Flight Center
Joined OSIRIS-REx: April 2016


Andy Calloway, a graduate of Georgia Tech '89, has 27 years of space mission operations experience as of 2020. He began his career supporting Earth communications satellite launches in the early to mid-90’s. He then spent six years supporting TRMM, a low-Earth orbiting Earth resources satellite at NASA GSFC. He joined the MESSENGER team at JHU/APL in 2002 and served as the Mission Operations Manager from 2007 until the planned Mercury impact in April 2015. Andy was also the New Horizons Deputy Encounter mission manager for the Pluto Flyby of July 2015. Andy is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at JHU/APL and is a Section Supervisor within the Space Exploration Sector. As a member of the SCBWI, he collaborates with published authors working to publish his first middle grade space adventure novel and two younger reader adventures. Andy is a tennis enthusiast and proud father of two children.

Name: Carpenter, Dr. Russell
Role: Space Science Mission Operations Deputy Project Manager/Technical
Organization: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Joined OSIRIS-REx: January 2007


Russell was the Navigation Lead for the OSIRIS Discovery proposal in 2007, and rejoined the project when he became the Technical Deputy of Goddard Space Science Mission Operations in

2016. He has been with NASA since 1987, spending most of his career as a Navigator at Johnson and Goddard, focused primarily on development of onboard navigation systems. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has received the NASA Exceptional Service and Exceptional Achievement medals, and was the AIAA National Capital Section’s Young Scientist/Engineer of the Year in 2000. Russell attended The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 1996. He’s an instrument-rated private pilot, and built the RV-7A kitplane N418TX with two friends. He’s also an avid sailor who has taken many of the ORX team out on the Chesapeake Bay in his 1984 Freedom 25 “Unfettered.”

Name: Castro, Nayi
Role: Deputy Mission Operations Manager
Organization: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Joined OSIRIS-REx: March 2018


Prior to joining the OSIRIS-REx team, Nayi worked mission operations for Earth observing and lunar spacecraft. She held an internship on the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) Flight Operations Team. Here she certified as a flight controller and started mission planning training. After completing an Astronautical Engineering degree, Nayi moved on to the Terra spacecraft and supported 24/7 flight operations as an online controller and operations engineer. On the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) she was as an Operations Lead, Mission Planner, and Deputy Technical Lead. Nayi completed her Master’s in Astronautical Engineering and the following year pursued an opportunity that enabled her to support the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) and OSIRIS-REx missions.

Name: Church, Estelle
Role: Deputy TAG Phase Lead
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: November 2013


Estelle Church began her career as an Electro-Optical Engineer designing and building LIDAR systems for a small company which was later acquired by Lockheed Martin. Six years into her laser jock job, she transitioned to Deep Space Exploration, finding her true passion. Estelle has worked on several deep space missions including Stardust-NExT, Juno and MAVEN. She began working OSIRIS-REx as a test engineer during the ATLO phase of the program with focuses on LIDAR and TAG testing. After launch, Estelle joined the O-REx mission operations team. When she’s not thinking about TAG, Estelle enjoys spending time with her 7-year old son, camping, hiking and practicing yoga.


View OSIRIS-REx Co-Investigators

Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona, Tucson, is the principal investigator for OSIRIS-REx, and the University of Arizona also leads the science team and the mission’s science observation planning and data processing. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD provides overall mission management, systems engineering and safety and mission assurance. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the spacecraft and is providing flight operations. Goddard and KinetX Aerospace are responsible for navigating the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Collaborators from institutions around the US and other countries also contribute their expertise.

OSIRIS-REx is the third mission in NASA’s New Frontiers Program. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL manages New Frontiers for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate.

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