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Conversations With Goddard is a collection of Q-and-A profiles that highlight the breadth and depth of the talented and diverse workforce of all campuses of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The Conversations have been published twice a month on average since May 2011.

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NASA Engineers Push Limits of Physics to Focus Light

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Photon sieves focus extreme ultraviolet light and can enable Sun science.


NASA Audio Specialist Named in Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Innovators

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Katie Konans, NASA’s audio and podcasting lead at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is one of…


Bethany Theiling: Researching Oceans on Earth and Beyond

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Bethany Theiling is a planetary research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.


NASA Researcher Honored by Goddard Tech Office for Earth Science Work

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Goddard researcher Dr. Antonia Gambacorta the 2023 IRAD Innovator of the Year for her work developing hyperspectral microwave technology to…


NASA Engineer Earns Goddard Innovation Award for Sun-studying Photon Sieves

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Goddard Engineer Kevin Denis receives innovation award for photon sieves.


Joshua Abel: Delivering Roman’s Optical Telescope Assembly On Time, On Target

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Joshua Abel's job as lead systems engineer for the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope's Optical Telescope Assembly is "to deliver…


meet the Goddard Leadership

Portrait of Makenzie Lystrup, smiling at the camera. She has medium brown hair, lighter closer to the ends. She is wearing brownish, plastic-rimmed glasses, and a black, red and gold scarf, and black blazer. Behind her is the American flag.

Goddard Center Director

Cynthia Simmons sits at a table with her hands clasped in front of her. She wears a red blazer with a black shirt underneath.

Goddard Deputy Center Director 

Christyl Johnson with long, flowing black hair. She is wearing a black blazer with a white shirt underneath. The background is blue with an American flag over her right shoulder.

Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments

Ray Rubilotta, white and grey hair poses for a portrait. He is wearing a tweed brown suit jacket over a light blue collared shirt with a multi-colored tie. Behind him is a blue background with an American flag over his right shoulder.

Associate Center Director

Dave Pierce, a white man with white hair, wears a pair of black-rimmed glasses, a dark-colored blazer with a light blue shirt and yellow tie. Behind him is the American flag against a blue background.

Wallops Flight Facility Director