Peter Theisinger

March 28, 2017
Head shot of Peter Theisinger

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Peter Theisinger, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), won the National Air and Space Museum's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Trophy for his instrumental achievements in enhancing our knowledge of the solar system, and particularly Mars, throughout his career. Throughout his 49-year career, Theisinger has led a number of major unmanned space science flight missions for JPL including three successful Mars rover missions—Curiosity, Spirit and Opportunity.

Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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