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TESS Team Member Biography

Shane HynesShane Hynes
Mission System Engineer

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

Shane Hynes is the Mission Systems Engineer for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and has overall responsibility for the technical success of the mission. The first mission Shane worked on, Ariel 6, launched in 1979, since then he has designed electronics for the Hitchhiker program, led a team flying a UV photometer on 5 Space Shuttle flights (STS-34, 41, 43, 45, 56), been a systems engineer on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE), EO-1 missions and been the Mission Systems Engineer for Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and ICESat-2 mission before becoming the Mission Systems Engineer for TESS mission.

Shane has degrees from Cambridge University, UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University.

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