Dr. Amanda Hendrix

Dr. Amanda Hendrix

January 22, 2021 - 01:25 PM

(2013) Dr. Amanda Hendrix - Lunar Exploration: From Apollo Era into the Future

Dr. Hendrix is an American planetary scientist known for her pioneering studies of solar system bodies at ultraviolet wavelengths. She was awarded the Lew Allen Award for Excellence in 2006. Dr. Hendrix is a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute. Her research interests include moon and asteroid surface composition, space weathering effects and radiation products. She is a coinvestigator on the Cassini UVIS instrument, was a co-investigator on the Galileo UVS instrument, is a Participating Scientist on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LAMP instrument and is a Principal Investigator on Hubble Space Telescope observing programs. Before moving to PSI, Dr. Hendrix worked for 12 years at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Comets, Asteroids and Satellites Group. She was the Deputy Project Scientist for the Cassini–Huygens mission (2010-2012). She was a NASA astronaut candidate finalist in 2000.

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