Dynamic Response of the Environment At the Moon

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Gregory Delory

1. What is your role on the DREAM team?

Deputy PI (along with Rosemary Killen) and lead for the Plasma & Fields node of DREAM.

2. What about DREAM do you find most interesting? Most challenging?

The complete integration of various different disciplines, viewed as separate until recently, in order to understand a completely new view of the Moon. Alas, this is also the greatest challenge . integrating many different models and descriptions into a coherent picture.

3. What other NASA programs or missions have you participated in?

NASA Sounding rocket program (3 flights); FAST small-class explorer; THEMIS mid-class explorer; ill-fated Mars Polar Lander; planetary instrument definition and development programs; Mars and planetary data analysis programs in dust, atmospheres, chemistry, geophysics, and plasmas; currently a Co-I for the MAVEN Mars Scout mission, and deputy project scientist for the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.

4. What kind/level of education do you have?

B.A., Physics & Astronomy double major; PhD, Physics

5. What advice do you have for students who want to work for NASA or on NASA-related research?

Find problems and challenges that interest you at a deep, instinctive level; listen to that inner voice, and you can overcome many challenges. And remember this phrase: .Not knowing it was impossible, he(she) went ahead and did it anyway.

6. What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Fitness (weight training, running, 1-2 half-marathons/year) cooking, cultural events (movies, galleries, museums, music) home improvements, home entertainment systems. Private pilot's license and certified research scuba diver.