In 2002, Edward Beshore joined the Catalina Sky Survey, a leading NASA-sponsored program to inventory asteroids and comets that may represent a hazard to the Earth. In April of 2009, he became the Principal Investigator for the Catalina program. In 2012, Beshore was appointed the Deputy Principal Investigator of the OSIRIS-REx mission, a University of Arizona-led mission to visit a Near-Earth asteroid and return a sample to the Earth. His interests include physical characterization of asteroids, scientific software development, robotic telescopes, survey techniques and technologies, large data set management, and high performance data processing systems. Before coming to the U of A, Beshore was a senior officer of a technical marketing company in Colorado Springs, and an R&D Project Manager for Hewlett-Packard. He has also worked as an engineer at the MMT Observatory, the Boeing Company, and on the Pioneer 11 mission to Saturn. Beshore still maintains his own observatory in Colorado. His other interests include travel photography and geology.