Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Steven C Martin

(SR. P/A)


Org Code: 675

Mail Code: 675
Greenbelt, MD 20771


Brief Bio

Steve Martin is a senior scientific software developer in the Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere (ITM) Physics Laboratory. Since coming to Goddard Space Flight Center in 2000, he has been involved with the development of scientific data processing, display, and analysis software for various sounding rocket campaigns and satellite missions.  He has worked on the processing, analysis, and management of data collected from the Vector Electric Field Instrument (VEFI) on board the Communication/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS) satellite.  More recently, he has developed display software for analyzing data from the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS).  He is also involved with new visualization technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) and its applications to 3D data sets and models.  Other activities incude utilizing multiprocessor systems (working with a group maintained Beowulf cluster) for CPU intensive tasks.

Other Professional Information

General Scientific Computing

I have built a page on the SEDwiki (only available on the NASA network) that summarizes scientific computing tools and languages as well as a brief tutorial on how to create movies from a set of custom still frames.

MMS Data Access Tutorial

I was involved with preparing and presenting a tutorial to the local Goddard community on how to access the MMS data and the tools available for working with the data.  This tutorial was presented in the Spring of 2016 and is available (on the NASA network) here:

Current Projects

Scientific Computing

For more information, see the SEDwiki here:


Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago, 1996.
M.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics, The University of Chicago, 1990.
B.A. in Physics, Northwestern University, 1989.