MEET: GREG GOODSON, WEBB TELESCOPE MID-INFRARED INSTRUMENT (MIRI) SYSTEMS MANAGER
Greg Goodson is the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) Systems Manager at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. He has worked for the California Institute of Technology/JPL for 35 years. He has been the JPL project systems engineer for MIRI since 2004.
Greg was the Integration Engineer and Assistant Project Manager for the NASA Earth Observing System Aqua satellite's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument. Prior to that, he was the verification engineer, lead operator and eventually the manager for the Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectrometer instrument, which flew four times on the Space Shuttle SpaceLab missions from 1985 to 1995. He was also the JPL Project Manager for the first KidSat mission in which JPL supported the University of California, San Diego and the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. with a student controlled digital camera mission onboard a Space Shuttle.
Greg has a B.A. in Physics from the California State University, Fullerton.
Greg lives with his wife in Glendora, California and they have two grown children. He enjoys amateur astronomy, photography, and painting.