This Way to Mars - AAE alumni published in the Scientific American

Mars
By adapting ideas from robotic planetary exploration, the human space program could get astronauts to asteroids and Mars cheaply and quickly.
Dr. Damon Landau BSAAE'01; MSAAE'03; PhD'06 and Nathan Strange - a current doctoral student under Distance Learning, have published in the December 2011 issue of Scientific American. Both studied under Prof. James Longuski.


Damon Landau is an outer-planet mission analyst at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He helped to design the trajectory for NASA's recently launched Juno mission to Jupiter and worked on the agency's survey of near-Earth asteroids that astronauts might visit.

Nathan Strange is a JPL Mission Architect. He was on the navigation team for the Cassini - Huygens mission to Saturn and collaborated on the design of the gravity-assist tour of Saturn's moons. He has worked on technical blueprints for future human missions.