Team

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

Bio:

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

Bio:

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.



Name: Corvin, Michael
Role: Systems Engineer
Organization: KinetX, Inc.
Joined OSIRIS-REx: June 2014

Bio:

Mike helped the Navigation team doing requirements, V&V, testing and implemented the wiki infrastructure. He develops automation tools for ops and supports the team during preparations for TAG. He is doing the same work for the Lucy mission and other projects, reapplying and improving what was done on OSIRIS-REx.

Mike loves learning new stuff, crafting beautiful code, enjoying good wine & food with his wife, music, ripping around racetracks and all things aviation & space. He has flown gliders and competition aerobatics.

Mike received his B.Eng. (MechE) at the Technical University of Nova Scotia and did his graduate work in Aero/Astro at MIT. After working on launch systems Research &Development at Lockheed Martin for several years, he joined KinetX. Mike has worked on a wide variety of things including Iridium, missile defense, satellite ground systems, and with the space navigation group. He also supported the CMMI-Dev and AS9100 quality systems.



Name: d’Aubigny, Christian
Role: Deputy Instrument Scientist
Organization: University of Arizona
Joined OSIRIS-REx: 2010

Bio:

Christian joined the team as the Camera Suite Lead Optical Engineer. Christian was then promoted to his current Deputy Instrument Scientist role where he provides operational support for OCAMS and serves as an OSIRIS-REx Co-Investigator. Before OREx, Christian was an Optical Research Engineer and later Laboratory Manager at UArizona’s Steward Observatory. He then became a founding partner at TeraVision Inc. In addition to his OSIRS-REx work, Christian is designing several cameras to explore Jupiter’s moons and investigating the use of optical polarization to search for biosignatures in the solar system. Christian holds seven NASA Group Achievement Awards and Medals. Christian received a BSc. in Space Sciences & Astronomy and Astrophysics from the Florida Institute of Technology and a PhD in Optical Sciences from UArizona. In his spare time, Christian enjoys photography, bread baking and flying as an FAA Licensed Commercial Pilot. Asteroid 2005SH214 was renamed 129312 Drouetdaubigny in Christian’s honor.



Name: De Rose, Marcos
Role: Systems Engineer & RTO
Organization: Lockheed Martin
Joined OSIRIS-REx: August 2019

Bio:

Marcos works as a System engineer on OSIRIS-REx and as a multi-mission real-time operator for a variety of NASA missions. He has experience working as an orbit analyst on the AEHF launch team and as a structural dynamics intern at NASA Langley. Marcos received his Aerospace Engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and is completing a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado. Outside of work, Marcos enjoys hiking, kayaking and playing guitar.



Name: Dean, David
Role: Systems Programmer, Principal
Organization: University of Arizona
Joined OSIRIS-REx: March 2017

Bio:

Since joining the Lunar and Planetary Lab in 2015, David Dean has worked primarily on ground data systems for the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) instrument aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). David joined the OSIRIS-REx mission in the spring of 2017, contributing to software development and testing for the science operations team. David graduated from UC Berkeley in 2002 with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, and went on to develop software to support medical image analysis at research centers, including the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at Hartford Hospital, the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF, and the Quantitative Image Processing Center at UCSF. David earned a Master's degree in Geographic Information Systems Technology from the University of Arizona in 2014, and currently lives in Tucson, raising a young family that includes a black lab, a brown lab, and boys age 4 and 6.



Name: Deguzman, Angelica
Role: Guidance, Navigation, and Controls (GNC) Engineer
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: July 2018

Bio:

Angelica began her career at Lockheed Martin Space as a college intern, then transitioned to full time as a GNC engineer supporting InSight and OSIRIS-REx mission operations. She has also supported in various proposal efforts within Deep Space Exploration. Angelica has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Controls and Dynamics from the University of California, San Diego. In her free time, she loves to play volleyball, hike, and spend time at church!



Name: DellaGiustina, Daniella “Dani”
Role: Lead - Image Processing
Organization: University of Arizona

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Name: Dworkin, Dr. Jason
Role: Project Scientist
Organization: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Joined OSIRIS-REx: 2004

Bio:

Dr. Jason Dworkin has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and does analytical chemistry of soluble organic compounds. He serves as OSIRIS-REx Project Scientist and Senior Scientist for Astrobiology at Goddard Space Flight Center. His objective is to assess the organic species available for the origin and early evolution of life with a focus is on understanding the extraterrestrial input and origin of molecules relevant for astrobiology. This objective has been to study increasingly documented and constrained systems, from plausibly early Earth chemistry, chemistry of astrophysically relevant laboratory ices, to organic and chiral analysis of meteorites. The pinnacle is to study pristine samples returned from asteroid Bennu. As such, he is dedicated to enabling the collection and return of organic-rich samples, how to protect that material from terrestrial contamination, and how to realistically maximize the science return from OSIRIS-REx.



Name: Enos, Brittany
Role: Lead, Digital Communications
Organization: University of Arizona

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Name: Enos, Heather
Role: Deputy Principal Investigator
Organization: University of Arizona
Joined OSIRIS-REx: 2008

Bio:

Heather Enos provides management oversight to instrument operations, provides planning and commanding for science observations, performs strategic analysis of mission resource utilization, and identifies and recommends mitigation strategies for all risks to the scientific integrity of the mission. She has two decades of experience managing space mission operations at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, with a particular emphasis on spacecraft instrument operations. Previously, she was a member of NASA’s Mars Odyssey and the Phoenix Mars Lander mission teams. Heather holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. In her spare time, Heather enjoys cooking and experimenting with new recipes. Lately, she has focused her efforts on new salsa variations to share with family and friends.



Name: Fellows, Charles “Chuck”
Role: OCAMS Instrument Engineer
Organization: University of Arizona

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Name: Fennell, Devlyn
Role: Resource Analyst/Configuration Manager
Organization: X3M Systems, LLC/Goddard Space Flight Center
Joined OSIRIS-REx: 2014

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Name: Ferro, Anthony “Tony”
Role: SPOC IT Lead
Organization: University of Arizona
Joined OSIRIS-REx: February 2011

Bio:

Tony Ferro joined the OSIRIS-REx team in 2011 as the Science Processing and Operations Center (SPOC) IT Lead. Prior to joining OREx, Tony worked on archiving spectroscopic data on the International Halley Watch project at Arizona State University (ASU). Tony has also worked on other missions at UArizona in IT: first on the Hubble Space Telescope NICMOS Instrument Team then the Phoenix Mars Lander. Tony earned a BA in Physics from Cornell University in 1985 and an MS in Physics from ASU in 1995. In his free time, Tony enjoys animation and all things pop culture.



Name: Fisher, Austin
Role: Electrical Power Subsystem Lead
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: December 2013

Bio:

Austin began working at Lockheed Martin in 2003 as a member of the Observatory Engineering Team for the Spitzer Space Telescope. Since then he has performed various roles within both the Systems and Electrical engineering disciplines for multiple spacecraft projects including Phoenix, Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell, Juno, GRAIL, and MAVEN. Austin began working on OSIRIS-REx in 2013 as the card lead for the Power Drive and Distribution Backplane. He transitioned to the role of Electrical Systems Engineer during the spacecraft assembly, test and integration phase and finally the Electrical Power system lead for launch and mission operations. Austin has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as mountain biking and hiking.



Name: Fisher, Mark
Role: Spacecraft Engineer
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: April 2013

Bio:

Mark has worked on a variety launch vehicle, spacecraft, and general engineering projects, dedicating the second half of his career to the of interplanetary missions in the LM Deep Space Exploration group. He has specialized in spacecraft flight operations, mission design, and test for multiple mission most notably the Spitzer Space Telescope and OSIRIS-REx



Name: Fitzgibbon, Mike “Fitz”
Role: Software Engineer, Calibration & Validation Lead
Organization: University of Arizona
Joined OSIRIS-REx: January 2012

Bio:

Mike Fitzgibbon has worked with UArizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) since he joined in 1983 as a student. Mike earned a BS in Physics from UArizona in just three years. Within LPL, Mike has worked on instruments for various spaceflight missions, from Voyager's EUVS and Shuttle payloads for AIS/GLO1-6/UVSTAR1-2 to MPL's TEGA, Odyssey's GRS, Phoenix's TEGA-2, LRO's LEND, and Messenger's GRS&XRS. Mike has worked with mission data from the Moon and all the planets (but not Pluto), and on all corresponding missions except Viking (Venus). Mike joined the OSIRIS-REx team in 2012, where he worked on the OCAMS FSW, SPICE kernel management, calibration pipeline integration, and other SpocCode development. Mike is the Calibration & Validation Lead and OCAMS Operations Engineer. In his spare time, Mike can be found bicycling throughout Tucson, gardening, and making sourdough. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Carol, his three children, and two dogs.



Name: Fleming, Paul
Role: Flight Software Engineer
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: June 2017

Bio:

Paul is from the Bighorn Mountains in North-Central Wyoming. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana at Missoula. Paul, his wife, and three children moved to Colorado in 1983, when he started working at the Waterton plant. He programmed flight software for thirteen space exploration missions from Magellan to OSIRIS-REx, GRAIL, two earth satellites, and a launch system. He joined the OSIRIS-REx operations team in 2017. Outside of work, Paul climbs, runs, backpacks, and swims in the Rocky Mountains.



Name: Franco, Ray
Role: Flight Software Engineer
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: October 2018

Bio:

Ray is from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Texas – Pan American. He is currently pursuing his master’s in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder. Ray moved to Colorado in 2015 to join Lockheed Martin’s Data Warehouse team. Since joining Deep Space Exploration, he has supported Flight Software Operations for the Spitzer, Odyssey, and OSIRIS-REx missions. In his free time, he enjoys paddle boarding, traveling, and hiking with his wife.



Name: Freund Kasper, Sandy
Role: Spacecraft Mission Operations Manager
Organization: Lockheed Martin Space
Joined OSIRIS-REx: October 2013

Bio:

Sandy Freund began her career at Lockheed Martin Space as a college intern. Throughout her career Sandy has supported numerous deep space missions including Mars Odyssey, Genesis, Stardust, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Phoenix Mars Lander, Juno, MAVEN and OSIRIS-REx. During that time, she has worked in multiple different aspects of the mission lifecycle, including spacecraft design, integration & test, and mission operations. Sandy has a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Denver and a Master’s of Science in Space Systems Operations Management from Webster University. Outside of work, Sandy enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and 3 boys.



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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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