In the world of space science, Claudia Alexander (AOSS PhD ’93) is a household name. In addition to her position with the U.S. Rosetta Project, she was the last project manager of NASA’s Galileo mission to Jupiter and, early on, was a member of the technical staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. As a researcher Alexander’s studies have included the evolution and interior physics of comets, Jupiter and its moons, magnetospheres, plate tectonics, space plasma, the solar wind and the planet Venus. She has written or co-authored 14 papers.
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