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)