Program Office

Mansoor AhmedMansoor Ahmed
COR Program Manager
Telephone: 301.286.2201
Azita ValiniaAzita Valinia
COR Deputy Program Manager
Telephone: 301.286.5155
Susan NeffSusan Neff
COR Chief Scientist
Telephone: 301.286.5137
Erin SmithErin Smith
COR Deputy Chief Scientist
Telephone: 301.286.7793
Harley ThronsonHarley Thronson
COR Chief Technologist
Telephone: 301.286.5039
Thai PhamThai Pham
COR Program Technologist
Telephone: 301.286.4809
Gabe KarpatiGabe Karpati
COR Chief Engineer
Telephone: 301.286.4468
Joan BennettJoan E. Bennett
Resource Analyst
Telephone: 301.286.2044


Shahid HabibShahid Habib
COR Program Executive
Telephone: 202.358.0445
Mario PerezMario Perez
COR Program Scientist
Telephone: 202.358.1535
Eric TollestrupEric Tollestrup
COR Deputy Program Scientist
Telephone: 202.358.4805

Program News

4 May 2017
All members of the COR community are invited to participate as the Cosmic Origins (COR) Program Office begins our annual assessment of technology gaps. »  Details [DOCX][PDF]
20 Mar 2017
Astrophysics Probe mission studies selected (3/20/2017) »  [PDF]

Project News

Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
6 Jul 2017
Hubble Pushed Beyond Limits to Spot Clumps of New Stars in Distant Galaxy » Details
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
JWST Recent News »  Details
Spitzer
25 May 2017
Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole »  Details
Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
WFIRST Newsroom »  Details