Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.
Mission Planner, Mars Operations
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Who I Am
I am the mission planner for Mars operations at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. During the mission, I work with all the elements of the flight team to coordinate trajectories, science plans and spacecraft operations into the overall mission itinerary.
I'm originally from San Diego, Calif., I'm 28 years old, and I have degrees from Berkeley in electrical engineering and from the University of Texas in astronautics. I recently published a book on spaceflight mechanics for the layperson.