Postdoctoral Researcher, Southwest Research Institute
Simon Porter is a postdoc on the New Horizons mission to the Pluto system. He has been obsessed with spaceflight and the solar system since second grade, and shows no signs of letting up. His research focuses on satellite orbital dynamics, impact cratering, and space weathering.
New Horizons team member Simon Porter reports on the state of the mission and Pluto system science from the recent science team meeting at the Applied Physics Laboratory.