Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Glen Fountain is the project manager for NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.
Fountain received bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Kansas State University in 1965 and 1966, respectively, and joined APL's Attitude Control Group in 1966. During his career at the Applied Physics Laboratory, he has held a number of appointments as both a line manager and program manager.
Fountain has also supported a range of programs, including the Transit Improvement Program (the initial satellite navigation system), the Small Astronomy Satellite Program and MAGSAT.
As supervisor of APL's Space Science Instrument Group, Fountain led the ultraviolet and visible instrument developments for the Delta series of missions for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and was the program manager for the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope in the 1980s.
NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center