Sondy - Alessondra Springmann: Planetary Radar Astronomer

Alessondra Springmann, better known as Sondy, is a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona's Lunar & Planetary Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona. She presently works on NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, launching September 8, 2016 to near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. Her past work includes two years of planetary radar observations of asteroids at Arecibo Observatory, National Astronomy & Ionosphere Center, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and a master's degree in Earth & Planetary Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.