Johns Hopkins APL News

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a prominent research and development center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, located in Laurel, Maryland. Established in 1942 initially to contribute to World War II efforts, APL has grown into a major multidisciplinary facility that conducts essential research and development across a variety of fields, including national security, space science, healthcare, and information technology. The laboratory plays a crucial role in developing solutions for complex defense, security, and scientific challenges facing the United States. APL is well known for its contributions to space exploration, including developing and managing numerous NASA missions such as the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Parker Solar Probe, the closest spacecraft to the Sun. Additionally, APL conducts significant work in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and systems engineering, contributing broadly to both government and civilian applications.