Alexa Halford, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, LAMP Mission
Associate Lab Chief, Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere Lab, NASA

Following graduation from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Alexa Halford went on to receive a Masters in Astronomy and Planetary Sciences from University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Newcastle Australia. Shortly after completing her Ph.D. work, Halford won a highly competitive “Visiting Young Scientist” fellowship from Dartmouth College. She then moved to the Aerospace Corporation and is now the Associate Lab Chief of the Ionosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. At Goddard in addition to being PI of the LAMP rocket, she works as the Heliophysics and Space Weather Goddard strategic lead for Artemis, the deputy PI for petitSat, and on several other committees/working groups associated with space weather.