NASA's Heliophysics Division Director Joe Westlake

  • Released Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Meet NASA’s new heliophysics division director, Joe Westlake.

Joe has more than 18 years of scientific, technical, management, and programmatic experience in heliophysics, astrophysics, and planetary science. Throughout his career he has made several significant contributions to NASA missions including the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, the Van Allen Probes, Parker Solar Probe, the Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission, the Juno mission, Cassini, and the European Space Agency’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer mission.

Prior to joining NASA, Joe served as a researcher and project scientist for the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe mission and principal investigator for the Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding instrument at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.


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This page was originally published on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
This page was last updated on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 3:12 PM EDT.


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