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Spacecraft Mission Director
Jim Graf
MRO Project Manager
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Jim Graf is the Project Manager of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University in 1972 and an Master of Science degree from Colorado State University in 1976.

Graf has been employed in various space-related developments for 28 years, ranging from the development of ion thruster technology to the management of the Quick Scatterometer Mission, an Earth-orbiting satellite that was ready to launch within one year of formal approval.

He is the recipient of NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal and Aviation Week's 1999 Laurel for Space.