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Dr. Hans G. Mayr, AIM Project Scientist
Goddard Space Flight Center


03.15.07

image of Hans Mayr Dr. Mayr was the project scientist during the definition phase of the Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission, launched 5 years ago, whose original scientific objectives included the study of polar mesospheric clouds. Thus he became involved with the fascinating and challenging scientific questions surrounding these clouds, which are now being investigated by the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) mission. He was educated in Austria and received a PhD in Physics from the University of Graz where he spent a short tenure as a research assistant. Dr. Mayr came to Goddard in 1965 on a National Research Council fellowship. With the goal to understand space-born observations, he has been involved primarily in developing physical models that can describe the atmospheres of the planets and the Earth. In that capacity, he served as interdisciplinary principal investigator on TIMED and on the Dynamics Explorer mission. He likes to play tennis, dabbles in wiring, plumbing, and car servicing, and he enjoys listening to and reading about classical music.

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