Dr. Alex H. Parker
Dr. Alex H. Parker is a senior research scientist in planetary astronomy at the Southwest Research Institute. He's an expert in the dynamics of binary minor planets, detection and characterization of trans-Neptunian objects, and the origin of the architecture of our Solar System. He's the director of the NASA SSERVI node Project ESPRESSO and the project lead for the Airborne Space Environment Chamber. He's also a science team member on NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, and co-investigator on New Horizons' extended mission to the Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69.