Kennedy Biographies

Biography of Jeremy Graeber

Jeremy Graeber
Assistant NASA Test Director
Launch and Landing Division
Launch Vehicle Processing

Jeremy Graeber is an assistant NASA test director, or ANTD, for the Launch and Landing Division of Launch Vehicle Processing at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He is one of four certified assistant NASA test directors responsible for leading the shuttle team during the planning, scheduling and execution of the shuttle launch countdown. Specifically, the ANTD supports the launch NASA test director with clock management, problem resolution and emergency action management support.

Graeber joined NASA in 2004 as a NASA test director in the Launch and Landing Division. He has been involved with the prelaunch processing operations and launch countdown since Return to Flight. In addition to his shuttle launch countdown duties, he was very involved with the planning and execution of the Ares I-X launch. He filled the Launch Vehicle Test Conductor position for Ares I-X.

Graeber graduated from Florida State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He came to Kennedy after graduation in 1996 as a fuel cell/power reactant storage and distribution system engineer for United Space Alliance, the main contractor supporting the Space Shuttle Program. He was responsible for the test and checkout of the ground support equipment and flight vehicle fuel cell systems for all of the space shuttle vehicles. Graeber went on to be assigned as a lead fuel cell system engineer for the Space Shuttle Endeavour Processing Team.

Graeber has received several awards including the astronaut's Silver Snoopy for his work on the emergency egress training and equipment development, the Launch Director award for his support of STS-115 launch countdown preparations and execution, and Superior Accomplishment Award for his work as a launch vehicle test conductor for the Ares I-X Mission.

Graeber spent his childhood living in several states including Florida, Colorado, and New York before returning to Tampa, Fla., and graduating from Gaither High School where he was a stand-out soccer player receiving All-America status. He now resides in Oviedo, Fla., with his wife Stephanie and their three children. He is the son of Jim and Kathy Graeber of Seminole, Fla.

March 2010

Biographies - Current Employees