Al Cangahuala

Al Cangahuala

Board Member Since 2019
Dr. Al Cangahuala was a member of the first PGSS class (PSS back then) in 1982, and a 1983 graduate of Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh. He earned his degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Planetary Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1992 he has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, with a technical background in interplanetary navigation (inspired in part by a PSS project on orbital mechanics). Until recently he was the manager of JPL’s Mission Design and Navigation Section, and is now the Mission System Manager for the Europa Clipper project, a mission to explore Europa, one of Jupiter’s most interesting moons.