Massey, Voyager Project Manager
Ed B. Massey is the manager of the Voyager
Interstellar Mission and the NASA portion of the joint NASA/ESA
Ulysses Mission. Since joining the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
in 1987, he has served as Ulysses Project Controller, Science
Instruments Manager, and Operations and Engineering Manager.
In 1998, when
management of the Voyager and Ulysses projects were combined,
Mr. Massey became manager of both projects.
While serving in the U.S. Air Force, Mr.
Massey had extensive professional work experience in military
space operations and acquisition prior to JPL. He has a
BS in Electrical Engineering from Tuskegee University and
an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern
In addition to managing two JPL projects,
Ed Massey participates in both project education and public
outreach programs. By personally answering emails from the
public he knows first hand what they are interested in.
Ed volunteers at the annual JPL Open House answering questions,
assisting with educational activities and one-on-one interviews
with High School Students . He was chair of the JPL Director's
Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs for five years.
Ed is married and has two adult daughters.
He enjoys playing raquetball and regularly accepts a challenging
game from fellow JPLers. In his spare time he is editor
of his high school alumni newsletter and website. Ed is
a mentor and friend to many who have had contact with him.