Meet: Geoff Briggs
Scientific Director of NASA's Center for Mars Exploration
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California
Who I Am
I am currently the scientific director of the NASA Ames' Center for
Mars Exploration, which was formed in 1992.
My Career Journey
I received my Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Durham, England.
I worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California as a
science investigator on the Mariner 9, Viking Orbiter and Voyager imaging
From 1977 to 1990, I worked at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC,
first as deputy director and then as director of NASA's Solar System Exploration
Division. This period included the launch of the Pioneer Venus missions,
the Pioneer 11 encounter with Saturn, the Voyager launch and encounters
with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the start of the Mars Observer
and Cassini missions and the launch of Galileo, Ulysses and Magellan.