Dr. Jane Hurley

Science

Jane Hurley, Project Manager, Science and Technology Facilities Council’s RAL Space; Scientist in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford
Marystown

There really is no limit to what Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can achieve in the world – or, rather, the universe! When Jane Hurley was face and eyes into her physics textbook at Marystown Central High, she had no idea her career path would lead to playing a part in international space projects. She threw herself into a degree in Physics and Mathematics, and wound up completing a doctorate at Oxford, before discovering job possibilities that were, quite literally, out of this world. In 2014, Jane worked on the Rosetta mission that landed a probe on a comet. She operates an instrument onboard the Cassini spacecraft which is about to take its “death plunge” into Saturn at the end of September 2017. And she is part of the InSIght mission about to launch a lander to Mars in May 2018.