Dr. Amanda Hendrix

AMANDA R. HENDRIX is a Senior Scientist with the Planetary Science Institute, based in Boulder. She worked for twelve years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was the Deputy Project Scientist for the Cassini–Huygens mission (2010-2012). She has been a scientific investigator on the Cassini, Galileo and Lunar Reconnaissance missions, a principal investigator on NASA research and Hubble Space Telescope observing programs, and is the author of many scientific papers. Hendrix is the director of NASA’s Toolbox for Research and Exploration (TREX). With Charles Wohlforth, she authored BEYOND EARTH: OUR PATH TO A NEW HOME IN THE PLANETS, published by Penguin/Random House. (Photo credit: Michael Lionstar)