Mission Team

Mission Team


While numerous individuals make vital contributions without which this mission could not occur, key team members include:

2001 Mars Odyssey Project

Project Manager David Lehman
Mission Manager Christopher Potts
Deputy Mission Manager and Science Operations Manager Otfrid Liepack
NASA Program Executive Ramon De Paula

2001 Mars Odyssey Scientists

Project Scientist Jeff Plaut
Deputy Project Scientist Laura Kerber
NASA Program Scientist Michael Kelley


Mission Operations Assurance Manager Rusty Woodall
Project Schedule Analyst Robert Fogg
Project Resource Analyst Beverly Drane
Project Staff Assistant Emma Ramos

Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) ›

Principal Investigator Philip R. Christensen
Arizona State University
Deputy Principal Investigator Victoria E. Hamilton
Southwest Research Institute

Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS) ›

Principal Investigator William Boynton
University of Arizona
Principal Investigator:
High-energy Neutron Detector
Igor Mitrofanov
Institute for Space Research, Russia
Principal Investigator:
Neutron Spectrometer
William C. Feldman
Planetary Science Institute, New Mexico

Martian Radiation Environment Experiment (MARIE) ›

Principal Investigator Cary Zeitlin
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lockheed-Martin Space

Mission Operations Program Manager Elizabeth Buck
Spacecraft Engineer Stephen Sanders


Meet the people from around the world who have made contributions to the exploration of Mars

We Are the Martians ›


Meet the people from around the world who have made contributions to the exploration of Mars.

Meet the Martians ›