Dr. Jason Kalirai

Dr. Jason Kalirai

Mission Area Executive for Civil Space
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Jason S. Kalirai is the mission area executive for Space Formulation within the Space Exploration Sector at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). He leads a mission area responsible for the formulation of all new APL civil space initiatives, oversight of the Laboratory’s large portfolio of space science grants and cooperative agreements, and integrated initiatives that cut across our nation’s civil and national security space domains — enabling game-changing missions and instruments on behalf of new and existing sponsors.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Kalirai served as mission area executive for Civil Space, where he led the implementation of innovative and cost-effective solutions to critical civil space challenges by developing space science missions, instruments, and research programs. Dr. Kalirai earned a B.S. (with honors) in physics and astronomy, an M.S. in astrophysics, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics, all from the University of British Columbia.

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Space Science Track

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 am - 5:00 pm