Dr. Nancy Chabot

Dr. Nancy L. Chabot is a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD, USA. She was the Coordination Lead on NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission and an Instrument Scientist on NASA’s MESSENGER mission. She is currently involved in JAXA’s Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission and the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission. She is an author on more than 100 scientific publications. She has been a member of five field teams with the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program, is a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society, and asteroid 6899 Nancychabot is named in her honor. She has served as Chair of NASA’s Small Bodies Assessment Group, a Panel Chair for the 2023–2032 Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey, and currently as President of the Meteoritical Society. Dr. Chabot earned an undergraduate degree in physics at Rice University and a PhD in planetary science at the University of Arizona.

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