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Photo of Robert Ryan Robert Ryan has been associated with deep space mission operations for over 30 years. An employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1956, he was involved in missile and early spacecraft design for almost 10 years. He became active with operations shortly after the Pioneer 6 launch in late 1965, and has coordinated operations for all subsequent Pioneer spacecraft. As a supervisor of the Flight Mission Control Teams for the Voyager spacecraft, Helios, AMPTE, Galileo, Magellan, Ulysses, and TOPEX, he helped form and guide those teams. Photo of a young Robert RyanHe led the development and demonstration of a Multimission Control Team that was based on Magellan operations and served the Voyager spacecraft, and, briefly, Ulysses. He has participated in various proposal and study efforts, representing operations. He was a member of the successful Stardust Discovery Proposal Team, and was a member of the Lunar Prospector Discovery mission team. He is currently the Mission Operations Manager for Stardust, and is involved in the development of new concepts of mission operations.



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