NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan.

NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan.

Ellen Stofan grew up around science — her father was a rocket engineer who spent his career working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. That’s the place where Stofan is now scientist in chief, shaping the agenda for scientific programs and research. On the same day a NASA probe reached Pluto, she joins Kojo for a “Tech Tuesday” conversation about NASA’s current scientific priorities, the search for life in outer space and the landscape for other women to pursue careers in her field.


  • Ellen Stofan Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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