Alessondra Springmann

Alessondra Springmann is a planetary astronomer and rocket scientist at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, studying meteorites, comets, and asteroids in a variety of wavelengths, from visible to radio. For two years she found asteroids before they found us at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico with the megawatt planetary radar system.

Before joining the ranks of near-Earth asteroid scientists she worked for the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Jet Propulsion Lab.

In her spare time she hikes, SCUBA dives, herds cats, writes about science, and races sailboats.

You can find more about Alessondra on her website Alessondra Springmann and be sure to follow her on Twitter where her handle is @sondy.