Dr. Nick Mastrodemos joined the Navigation and
Flight Mechanics section in April 2000. Since
then he has almost exclusively worked for the
Deep Impact project on image planning, instrument,
approach and autonomous optical navigation. In
2003 he joined Stardust to work on the approach
optical navigation phase of the mission.
Dr. Mastrodemos received an M.S. in Physics from
Virginia Tech in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Astronomy
from UCLA in 1998. Prior to his current employment
he has held an NRC Postdoctoral position at JPL.
November 26, 2003