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 Joseph Hunt, Jr
Mission Manager Jared Call
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 Kenneth Starr
Project Schedule Analyst Adam Spanier
Project Resource Analyst Beverly Drane
Project Staff Assistant Emma Ramos

Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) ›

Principal Investigator Philip R. Christensen
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Deputy Principal Investigator Victoria E. Hamilton
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, TX

Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS) ›

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

Martian Radiation Environment Experiment (MARIE) ›

Principal Investigator Cary Zeitlin
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA

Lockheed-Martin Space

Mission Operations Program Manager Sandy Freund
Spacecraft Engineer

Stephen Sanders

Denver, CO


Mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars projected into point perspective, a view similar to that which one would see from a spacecraft.

We Are the Martians ›


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