Donald E. Shemansky

Astronomer with NASA experience

Professor of Aerospace EngineeringDirector, Lunar and Planetary Studies


  • planetary and space sciences
  • atmospheric physical chemistry
  • planet atmospheres
  • magnetospheric plasma processes
  • heliosphere studies
  • solar wind
  • laboratory astrophysics for support of
    atmospheric research
  • Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn

Additional Information

      Co-investigator on ultra-violet experiments on Pioneer 10/11, Voyager,


      Galileo and Cassini spacecraft


      Winner of NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement (1981) and


      nine NASA Group Achievement Awards


    Distinguished Visiting Scientist, CIT/JPL