NASA Solar System Ambassador

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NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Cal-Tech) welcomes Eastern North Carolina’s first Solar System Ambassadors, Lisa Pelletier-Harman and Brandon Porter. The Ambassador program scours the 15 countries that work with NASA/JPL for members of the amateur science community to represent NASA and present information about NASA’s programs, projects and missions. All programs are free to the public. Lisa and Brandon will be working with the area’s State and National Parks to present monthly educational programs, as well as special requests for under served educational institutions such as local Museums and School Programs. Focusing on upcoming Missions, as well as NASA’s special projects, such as activity on Earth (Weather, Climate Change and Natural Disasters), Lisa and Brandon will also be working with the community’s youth. Focusing on STEM/STEAM programs Lisa and Brandon will endeavor to make Science interesting and less intimidating for students in the hopes of helping them reach their full potential.

With 50 years of experience in Astronomy, Lisa will specialize in Non-Terrestrial Observations, as well as Mission Specific Programs. Using Multimedia and hands on science, Lisa will interact with and educate those with a budding interest in what is going on in the Universe.


Lisa Pelletier-Harman and Brandon Porter are also members of the NASA Night Sky Network, which enlists top tier Astronomy Clubs and assists them in their public outreach efforts. Together they disseminate the latest information from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech. The Solar System Ambassador Program puts its Ambassadors through a rigorous application program as well as intensive training. NASA has a reputation for being the leader in its field and we expect the same from our Ambassadors.

Congratulations to your community! We look forward to sharing a world of knowledge.

More information about the Solar System Ambassador Program is at:

Lisa Pelletier-Harman’s Bio, Schedule and Contact Information:

Brandon Porter’s Bio, Schedule and Contact Information: