Kenneth P. Klaasen
||Jet Propulsion Laboratory
||Mission Operations and Image Analysis
||Mr. Klaasen serves as the Supervisor of the Imaging Science Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has been involved in the imaging experiments on many solar system exploration missions including Mariner 10, Viking Orbiter, and the Galileo mission to Jupiter. His primary responsibilities have included imaging system calibration, experiment planning, and mission operations. He has published over 50 papers on the global properties of various planets, satellites, and asteroids and on spacecraft imaging instruments and experiments and has been awarded NASA's Exceptional Service and Exceptional Achievement medals. For Deep Impact, Mr. Klaasen will coordinate all aspects of scientific mission planning and flight operations.
Biographical details contained on these pages were correct during the Deep Impact mission which ended in 2006. Several scientists from Deep Impact are now working on related missions such as EPOXI and Stardust-NExT.