Spacecraft Mission Director
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.