Past Speakers

Melissa Pore

Melissa Pore is an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Education Committee member and an ambassador for the program. An educational professional for more than 20 years, Pore has been instrumental in encouraging student curiosity in computer science and engineering both in the classroom and beyond. 

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Bio portrait for Garrett Skrobot, Flight Projects Office, Launch Services Program

Garrett Lee Skrobot currently is a senior mission manager and leads the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites missions, or ELaNa, in the Flight Projects Office within the Launch Services Program (LSP) at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Andrew Klesh

Dr. Andrew Klesh is chief engineer of the MarCO interplanetary mission, consisting of the first two CubeSats flying beyond Earth. He also serves as technical lead of the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration team, working to explore the ice-water interface in arctic, antarctic, and glacial terrain. Previously, he served as PI for the INSPIRE interplanetary CubeSats, and was postdoc & chief engineer of U. Michigan’s Radio Aurora Explorer CubeSat project. Prior to JPL, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at JAXA supporting the Hayabusa and Ikaros missions.

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Roger Hunter is the project manager for NASA’s Kepler Mission, the first mission capable of finding potentially habitable planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, outside our solar system.

Prior to joining NASA, Roger was with the Boeing Company as Site Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In that position, he directed the efforts of over 250 Boeing engineers and technicians in sustaining the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation and the Air Force’s GPS command and control system.

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