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My Journey to the Asteroid Frontier – Part 2

As described in a previous post, my college life culminated in the realization that, after much soul searching and personal exploration, I was destined to pursue a career in planetary science. Believe it or not, the internet was not easily accessible in 1993. In order to research potential graduate schools, I had to trek to […]

My Journey to the Asteroid Frontier – Part 1

Many people ask me how I came to be the Principal Investigator for the OSIRIS-REx mission. My journey into the asteroid frontier started in 1988, when I enrolled at the University of Arizona, majoring in Theoretical Mathematics. I considered myself an explorer of inner space and spent a lot of time reading about the limits […]