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Ashwin Vasavada (USA)

Project Scientist

„If you have a passion to understand the world around you, and to create knowledge that will become part of human history, science becomes its own reward.“


He belongs to a dozen of scientists who work on Curiosity, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). They conceive, design, build, test, and fly robotic spacecraft that explore the Earth, the solar system and beyond. It's a fantastic collaboration between scientists, who ask the questions and make measurements to answer them; and engineers, who develop the spacecraft and instruments that provide the means to make those measurements.

  Ashwin was born in California, started at UCLA in aerospace engineering, then switched majors twice in college, once to physics, and then to Earth and space science where he found his More…