Edward Stone's name is synonymous with space exploration. For more than 50 years he has been a leading scientist behind the NASA unmanned probes to Mars, the giant planets, and the outer reaches of the solar system.
Astrophysics, space probes, planetary science
National Medal of Science, 1991
Carl Sagan Memorial Award, 1999
Magellanic Premium, 1992
NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, 2013
Director of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 1991 - 2001
Professor Physics, California Institute of Technology
Director of the Caltech Space Radiation Laboratory
Morrisroe Professor of Physics
Vice-chair of the 30m Telescopt Board of Directors
Project scientist and spokesperson for the Voyager spacecraft missions, 1972 -, and other NASA missions
Edward Stone is author or co-author of 20 papers listed in his JPL biography page, including:
Communications Technologies for Space Exploration, 1999, paper, for Proceedings of the IEEE
Effects of Absorption by Io on Composition of Energetic Heavy Ions, 1996, co-author of paper, for Science
Energetic Particle Signatures of Satellites and Rings in Neptune's Magnetosphere, 1992, co-author of paper, for Advances in Space Research
Face to Face - with Edward Stone, 1992, co-author, for Aerospace America
Space Probe missions in which Professor Stone has been involved: Voyager 1 and 2, Mars Pathfinder, Sojourner Rover (Mars), Mars Global Surveyor, Deep Space 1, TOPEX/Poseidon, NSCAT, Cassini, Stardust, 2001 Mars Odyssey
Ed Stone began his space science career with cosmic ray experiments aboard the Discoverer satellites, 1961. His career with NASA has spanned over half a century, and he has been following the Voyager spacecraft since their launches in 1972-3.
He has been a physics professor of note, and has published over 20 papers on space exploration and planetary science.
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