Interviews

Jon M. Jenkins, PhD. Co-Investigator for Data Processing for the TESS Mission and the Science PI for the TESS Science Processing Operations Center at Ames Research Center. Also the Kepler Mission Analysis Lead, Co-Investigator for Data Analysis. Dr. Jenkins leads the team of scientists and scientific programmers and software engineers at the Science Operations Center where all the science data from Kepler is processed to discover Earth-size planets orbiting Sun-like stars.

Patrick V. Hull, PhD. ‎NASA Structures and Mechanisms Branch, Technical Assistant at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Dr. Hull served two years as lead designer for both the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Stage Adapter and the Space Launch System (SLS) Launch Vehicle Spacecraft Adapter. SLS, NASA's new rocket, will be capable of powering humans and support systems to deep space. It has the greatest capacity of any launch system ever built, minimizing cost and risk.