Randy A Kimble

Randy A Kimble

  • (AST,STELLAR,GALACTIC,EXTRAGALACTIC)
  • 301.286.5783 | 301.286.1753
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 667
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    After receiving my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, I spent some years on the research staff of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University, where I was Deputy Project Scientist for the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope during its development and flight on the Astro-1 space shuttle mission.

    I joined NASA Goddard in 1990 and served as Instrument Scientist and Co-Investigator for the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) through its development and successful installation on HST in 1997 and its continuing scientific operations. I have also been a Co-Investigator on the HST/Advanced Camera for Surveys.

    From 2002 to 2009 I served as Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope Development Project; among my duties in that position was serving as Instrument Scientist for the Wide Field Camera 3, a powerful new imager that was installed during HST Servicing Mission 4 and which has been carrying out a highly successful observing program since. In October 2009, I joined the James Webb Space Telescope program as Integration and Test Project Scientist.

    Awards: NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 2012, 1998; Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Science, 2010; Inducted into Space Technology Hall of Fame, 1997.

    Brief Bio

    After receiving my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, I spent some years on the research staff of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University, where I was Deputy Project Scientist for the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope during its development and flight on the Astro-1 space shuttle mission.

    I joined NASA Goddard in 1990 and served as Instrument Scientist and Co-Investigator for the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) through its development and successful installation on HST in 1997 and its continuing scientific operations. I have also been a Co-Investigator on the HST/Advanced Camera for Surveys.

    From 2002 to 2009 I served as Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope Development Project; among my duties in that position was serving as Instrument Scientist for the Wide Field Camera 3, a powerful new imager that was installed during HST Servicing Mission 4 and which has been carrying out a highly successful observing program since. In October 2009, I joined the James Webb Space Telescope program as Integration and Test Project Scientist.

    Awards: NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 2012, 1998; Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Science, 2010; Inducted into Space Technology Hall of Fame, 1997.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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