Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Barry graduated from the University of Colorado in 1981, with a degree in Mathematics with a minor in Physics. He also has received an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the Peter Drucker management center at Claremont Graduate School.
Barry started his career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1982, and has worked on various deep space projects for 22 years. He started his career as a flight designer working in the Attitude and Articulation Control subsystem for the Galileo, Jupiter orbiter spacecraft. For the past nine years, Barry has been focusing on Mars missions. He was the lead system engineer for the Mars Volatiles and Climate Surveyor payload for the Mars Polar Lander. After this devolvement, he was appointed manager for the Athena Payload, which was to be core science for a rover in 2001. Barry also led the initial Mars Scouts study team, which proposed a series of small landers to investigate multiple sites of the red planet. Prior to his assignment on Phoenix, Barry served as the Deputy Flight System Manager for the hugely successful Mars Exploration Rover project.
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