This article was originally published with the title "The Galileo Mission to Jupiter and its Moons"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Torrence V. Johnson
TORRENCE V. JOHNSON has an asteroid named after him: 2614 Torrence, a body about one kilometer in diameter. Working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., he has been the project scientist for Galileo since 1977--some three quarters of his career as a planetary scientist. He was a member of the imaging team for Voyager and is now on the imaging team for the Cassini mission to Saturn.