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Scientists' Countries

Category: Mission

Scientists' Countries

Scientists' Countries
December 17, 2004

Color-coded geographical areas indicate participation in the Cassini mission. More than 4,000 individuals in the United States and Europe work on Cassini-related tasks, representing such diverse fields as technology, academia, business and industry. Among mission personnel are 254 internationally recognized scientists who are responsible for designing and implementing Cassini's 27 science investigations. These accomplished specialists include 134 Americans and 120 Europeans. Among the European countries, France has the highest number of scientists (48) connected with Cassini, while Belgium and the Czech Republic have the least (1).

One member of each science or investigating team serves as the team leader. Their backgrounds are almost equally divided between academia and industry (mostly independent research centers), and all but one have doctoral degrees. Although there is only one female team leader, there is considerable diversity in their ages, ranging from those in their 20s to several who are well past the average age of retirement. (P-43836)

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